Ga. colleges reporting students studying in Paris accounted for, safe

Emory University and Spelman College were the latest Georgia college to report that its students studying or traveling in France were safe and accounted for, according to school officials reached over the weekend.

Emory has 17 undergraduates in Paris, studying in two programs, EDUCO, a consortium study abroad program administered by Emory and three other universities, and American University in Paris. This includes three students who are from other universities and studying abroad through Emory. All students are safe and being supported by on-site staff, a school spokeswoman reported. Currently all students are being advised about local developments and provided with security information. At this point there are no plans to curtail programs or bring students home.

the Atlanta Journal-Constitution contacted several colleges and universities around the state with study abroad programs in France.

Three University of Georgia students studying in Oxford are in Paris over the weekend and another student studying in Paris have all be in contact with the university’s Office of International Education staff, a spokeswoman said today. Georgia State confirmed all of its students studying in France are also safe. A Mercer student studying in Angers, France, about 148 miles from Paris, was also safe on Saturday, a spokesman said.

All six of Georgia Tech’s students in France were also safe. Georgia Tech operates a year-round international campus, Georgia Tech-Lorraine, in Metz, France, that is less than a 90-minute train ride from Paris, according to the school’s website. Georgia Tech posted an online advisory for its GT-Lorraine students advising them to follow U.S. Consulate recommendations when traveling this weekend in Europe.

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The news was different at California State University, Long Beach, which reported a student enrolled at the college as one of the many people killed during Friday’s attacks. The student, Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was studying at the Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program.

We’ll continue to update any information from other colleges as it becomes available.

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