by Lindsey Cook
University of Georgia
There have been 16 documented cases of assault on University study abroad trips in the last five years, according to documents obtained by The Red & Black.
The incidents range in severity — in one case there were several citations of sexual harassment by a male stranger on the street, while in others, students were sexually or physically assaulted.
Five students were reportedly given the date-rape drug.
On one trip, someone entered two rooms where students stayed and climbed into one student’s bed. On another, a student was “drugged, robbed, possibly sexually assaulted after going to club.”
But program directors aren’t required to disclose these statistics to students.