Terrorism and Studying Abroad: Convince Your Parents it’s Safe to Travel Abroad
By Chaitanya Bala
This past year has been tough – we’ll admit. With the Paris attacks that happened this past November, one of the major hubs of study abroad programs is now looked at with fear and reluctance as parents hesitate allowing their kids to venture out of the country. And it’s not even just Paris – study abroad programs all over the world have had a marked decrease in the number of students participating. According to The Setonian, Seton Hall University’s online newspaper, the recent terrorist attacks have caused a decline in the number of students who enroll in their study abroad programs. However, despite the fear factor associated with studying abroad, it’s still a rich, unforgettable experience students deserve to take part in. And as long as they’re insured from terrorist activity, parents should feel some relief while their kids are away. But if you’re still struggling to convince your own parents to let you travel abroad, show them these 4 thought-provoking ideas that might just change their minds!