Colleges highlight risks for students heading abroad
Tragedy of BU students is a reminder to colleges that safety warnings are an important part of study-abroad programs
The accident in New Zealand that killed three Boston University students and critically injured a fourth has put inherent concerns about the safety of overseas students into new perspective. Over the past decade, the number of American college students abroad has climbed by more than 65 percent, raising questions about whether programs provide - or receive - sufficient oversight. Some say colleges and international programs need to redouble their efforts to make sure students understand the risks associated with overseas travel.