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Volume 2, Number 1, Winter 2000 - Summer 2001

Special: Congressional "Hearing on Safety in Study Abroad Programs"

For the first time ever, on October 4, 2000, there was a day of Congressional Hearings on the issue of health and safety and study abroad. It is important that those interested in study abroad program administration take the time to read the testimony of each of those who presented at the hearing. All testimony is taken as is, and presented as found at the US House of Representatives website:

Opening: Chairman Peter Hoekstra, Member, US House of Representatives

Testimony (by speakers, in alphabetical order)

Amato, John, Attorney and Parent of Student, Critically Injured During Study Abroad

Andruch, Diane, Director, Managing Director for Overseas Citizens Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, US Department of State

Fritschler, Lee, Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education

Lacqueria, Brett, Director of Business Development, Security Services, Kroll Associates

Larsen, David, Vice President and Director of the Center for Education Abroad, Arcadia University (formerly known as Beaver College)

McPherson, Peter, President, Michigan State University