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It’s apparently dangerous for citizens to leave their countries right now. On a local level, the University of Arizona dean of students, Carol Thompson recently sent out a memo warning against travel to Mexico over spring break:

“The University of Arizona Dean of Students Office strongly advises students to avoid travel to Mexico at this time and during Spring Break.”

Americans aren’t alone in worrying about foreign relations. Yesterday morning, a 17-year-old French girl was killed by a bomb on her class trip to Cairo

According to the Associated Press report, the explosion was the first attack in three years targeting foreigners in Egypt.

Last December, it was dangerous to go to Greece, where chaotic riots took place.

Is it worth the risk to travel in spite of these unfortunate events? I think most people would travel anyway, but perhaps not to the most dangerous of locations. UA students will still flock to Mexico for spring break. Others will still study abroad in Greece this summer. Journalism students will go to Cairo if they have the option.

Bottom Line: It’s pointless to live in fear.