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Despite Beau Solomon Death, Few Students Die on Study Abroad

Published: Wednesday, 06 Jul 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

A March 2016 report by the Forum on Education Abroad, a nonprofit that develops standards for the study abroad industry, says that college students are less likely to die abroad. An analysis of insurance data from 2014 showed that the mortality rate for students on study abroad was 13.5 per 100,000 students; for those on U.S. campuses, it was 29.4. That means students are 2.18 times more likely to die on an American college campus than while studying abroad.