“Should I stay or should I go?”

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.

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One thought on ““Should I stay or should I go?”

  1. You should take every opportunity when you are young to get out and see the world. Dont forget crazy and unsafe things happen in every neighborhood, in every country of the world, including where you live. It is just a matter of being smart about what you do at all times.

    Studying abroad was the best decision I made in college. Also, even in touhg economic times like now, there are reasonably priced programs out there. Check out this article for 10 Budget Friendly Programs put together by rateyourstudyabroad.com:
    http://rateyourstudyabroad.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=180&Itemid=1

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