Only two UC Berkeley students, both studying in India, are returning home because of the terrorist attacks, said Jan Kieling, assistant director of UC Berkeley's Study Abroad Office.
"My first thoughts were that the parents of the students already abroad would be worried and ask them to come home," Kieling
said."I was concerned that there would be a wave of reaction and the students would have to cut their trips short." Kieling
has received a handful of phone calls from parents glad to see the program continue uninterrupted.
Talk of an impending "war on terrorism" has also not stopped UC Berkeley
students from looking into studying abroad in the near future.A general information session about the program on Sept. 12, a day after the terrorist attacks, drew 400–500 students.
In the meantime, university officials across the nation are voicing worries that it will be more difficult for international students to study in the United States.
After the World Trade Center
was first bombed in 1993, in an attack which did not result in major structural damage, the Immigration and Naturalization Service
began to develop a computerized tracking system for international students studying in United States.