BUT FIRST….HOW U-W’S STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IS BEING AFFECTED BY THE RECENT ATTACKS IN EUROPE DANNIKA — HELLO AND WELCOME TO NEWS THREE AT SIX. I’M DANNIKA LEWIS. WITH THE BRUSSELS AND PARIS TERROR ATTACKS FRESH IN THE MINDS OF AMERICANS. SOME STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS ARE STRUGGLING TO FILL SPOTS. BUT NEWS THREE’S KEELY SHARES THE EXPERIENCES OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE GONE ABROAD.. AND KEELY. I CAN IMAGINE THERE IS SOME* CONCERN OUT THERE. TALENT — DANNIKA, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON HAS THE TENTH LARGEST STUDY ABORAD PROGRAM IN THE COUNTRY. OFFICIALS SAY THE RECENT TERROR ATTACKS HAVE CERTAINLY MADE STUDENTS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT TRAVELING. BUT IT HASN’T HURT OVERALL NUMBERS. P-DAN GOLD, DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, EMMELINE PRATTKE, STUD P- 1 SOTW0 44 For me studying abroad was something I always knew I would do. 1 VO/MINI-DISCW1 55 AND IN THE SPRING OF 2014. UW STUDENT EMMELINE PRATTKE. DECIDEDTO MAKE BRUSSELS BELGIUM HER NEW ADDRESS. 2 SOTW2 45 Experiencing new foods and new people, and you end up packing so much into that short time that it ends up being a life changing experience. 2 VO/MINI-DISCW3 55 EXPERIENCES, MEMORIES, AND THOUGHTS… 3 SOTW4 43 You have a second home. 3 VO/MINI-DISCW5 55 THAT ARE SO STARKLY DIFFERENT NAT- SIREN FROM THE TRAGEDY THAT HAPPENED IN BRUSSELS A FEW WEEKS AGO 4 SOTW6 43 It was one of the worst senstions I ever felt in my life. NAT- SIREN 5 SOTW7 45 It’s heart breaking to see this place that I loved, that I lived where I have friends, that something horrible had happened. 4 VO/MINI-DISCW8 53 BUT THAT HEART BREAK HASN’T DETERED PRATTKE. 6 SOTW9 42 NAT OF HER WORKING 5 VO/MINI-DISCW10 53 WHO NOW WORKS AT THE UNIVERSITY’S STUDY ABROAD OFFICE. FROM ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO TAKE THE LEAP AND TRAVEL ABROAD. 8 SOTW11 43 It’ll help you in your academic development, it will help you in your personal development. 6 VO/MINI-DISCW12 53 TO KEEP UP WITH THE CHANGING TIMES UW HAS ADDED AN INTERNATIONAL SAFETYAND SECURITY DIRECTOR AND HAS 24 HOUR COMMUNICATION WITH ALL OF IT’S ABROAD LOCATIONS. 9 SOTW13 45 We try to inform students as much as possible, these are the specific security of this location and at the end of the day you and your family need to make a decision if you want to go on this oppurtunity. 7 VO/MINI-DISCW14 53 PRATTKE AGREES THAT IT COMES DOWN TO COMFORT LEVEL, BUT SAYS FEAR SHOULD NOT HOLD ANYONE BACK FROM A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPURTUNITY. 7 SOTW15 43 Brussels is stil the amazing, beutiful and wonderful place that it was before and it always will be. KEELY — THERE ARE 7 UW STUDENTS STUDYING IN BRUSSLES RIGHT NOW. THE UNIVERISTY DID GIVE THEM THE OPTION TO LEAVE THE ATTACKS. BUT ALL WANTED TO STAY.