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Duke in Israel study abroad put on hold

The study abroad program Duke in Israel has been cancelled for the summer because of a number of factors, according to program directors and the Office of Study Abroad. In an e-mail yesterday to students who had shown interest in the program, the Office of Study Abroad cites security as the sole reason for the cancellation, writing:

We made this difficult decision in light of the recent hostilities in Gaza, and our concern for student safety.

In the same e-mail, program directors, however, cite a number of factors in addition to security, but say they expect the program to be back next summer with changes to academics and costs.

Check out or the print edition tomorrow for the full story by Toni Wei.


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