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TCC Addresses Declining Enrollment Numbers in Study Abroad Programs

Tallahassee Community College
Posted at 10:45 AM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-29 07:38:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- In the Big Bend, officials at Tallahassee Community College say they are seeing declining enrollment numbers in study abroad courses.

Now they are addressing the fears some students and parents may have.

Despite recent attacks, Doctor Richard Murgo, TCC's Director of Academic Enrichment, says statistically, sending your child abroad appears to be safe.

"Particularly when going to countries like Europe, they're just as safe, if not safer than they would be here. Personal violence, things of that nature, that's actually less violence taking place overseas than here. We just sent 12 students to Iceland, they're on their way now. Last year, there were 2 people that were murdered in Iceland, that was the only violent crime that took place in the entire country," says Dr. Murgo. 

Colleges around the country are seeing declining numbers in their study abroad programs.