Thursday, June 11, 2009

Study Abroad on Trial

In a New York Times op ed, Timothy Egan writes about the trial in Italy of an American student who is accused of murdering her roommate. Egan and the many readers who have commented on the piece in the Times reveal something of the perils of study abroad, and very different views of the legitimacy of this prosecution.

Meanwhile, it is reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education that the House of Representatives today passed the Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation Act, which proposes to vastly enlarge the number of U.S. students enrolled in study abroad.

Timothy Egan, "An Innocent Abroad," New York Times, 11 June 2009.

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