There has been a lot of press the past week or so about the University of Connecticut denying a 13 year old student to participate on a three-week study abroad program to Johannesburg, South Africa (a required component of an African field ecology class).
I'm not going to weigh in on that discussion here but want to know what IHEC Blog readers think about this? Is 13 too young? My best friend went on a two-week class trip to France when she was 13...was she too young? Would I allow my kids to go on a two or three week trip abroad? I think I would. You can read a more detailed article about this student here. Leave a comment if you have an opinion!
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