News reports over the past months were filled with accounts concerning terrorist attacks and other unsettling events. Recently, gunmen in Pakistan attacked Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, shooting eighty people. Unfortunately, there is no reason to believe that this trend will disappear as the year continues.
At this time, educational institutions with planned student trips or study abroad programs may be thinking about cancelling or postponing their plans. Requests to do so may have come from students, staff or parents. If this is the case, now is the time to identify the risks associated with your travel plans.