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How the threat of terrorism impacts study abroad

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UC Berkeley sophomore Tarishi Jain was among the 20 people killed by Islamic militants during a terrorist attack at a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday, July 1, 2016. Photo courtesy of UC Berkeley

Yesterday in Bangladesh, Islamic extremists threw bombs and exchanged gunfire with police at an Eid prayer service. Two officers, a woman and a suspected assailant were killed.

The violence comes just days after armed extremists in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka attacked a restaurant, killing more than 20 people.

Among them was 18-year-old Tarishi Jain, a sophomore at UC Berkeley. Jain was there doing a summer internship through Berkeley's Center for Bangladesh Studies. Her friends visiting from Emory University, Faraaz Hossain and Abinta Kabir, were killed also.

Other terror attacks— like the one in Paris late last year— have claimed the lives of students studying abroad as well. Cal State Long Beach student Nohemi Gonzalez was among the victims of the Paris attacks.

James Coyle, director of Global Education at Chapman University, joined Take Two to talk about how the threat of terrorism impacts university study abroad programs.

To listen to the full interview, click the blue player above.

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