Monday, April 20, 2009

Busy Weekend for News on Exchange Students

I receive many Google Alerts in my e-mail inbox every day on a variety of topics related to international education and public diplomacy. When I opened my Google Alert for “Exchange Student” this past Saturday I was surprised to find the following three rather concerning news alerts:

Police: Foreign-exchange student shot in face
KHOU - Houston,TX,USA
HOUSTON—A foreign-exchange student studying at Rice was hospitalized Saturday after police say he was shot in the face. It happened around 12:15 am in ...
(includes video snippet from KHOU news)
Canadian exchange student 'kidnapped' in Nigeria
KANO, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigerian police said Saturday that a Canadian university exchange student had been "kidnapped", amid reports a ransom had demanded for her release. ...
Police: Endicott exchange student groped freshman - ...BEVERLY — An exchange student attending Endicott College has been charged with indecent assault and battery after a freshman reported being groped by the 23-year-old earlier this month. Nicholas Baldrich, who is from Marbella, Spain, ...

Not much to say about this other than my thoughts are with the three victims of these stories…

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