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The Global Compassion of Athens

Compassion International connected Athens residents with kids from South America, Africa, the Caribbeans, and even Asia all in one weekend. They’re looking to connect even more residents to children worldwide. Compassion International came to Cornerstone Church Athens and ushered a walk-through in which attendants went through a twenty-minute visual presentation. Through an audio recording, they heard the stories of two deprived children living in two deprived countries. The stories consisted of Ruben, a boy growing up in Bolivia, who found himself digging through dumpsters to find food because he was unaccepted…

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International Travel Safety

The UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness had a travel safety seminar today. Here are some of the tips they recommend: download a travel safety app Know where the US Embassy is Be aware of your surroundings watch our for pickpockets or bag snatchers Kelsey Hamilton, one of the students who went to the seminar says “they’ll know you’re a tourist” and that because of this it “makes yourself an easy target”. Amanda L-Hadi, the vice-president of the Study Abroad program says that her best advice for students is to not do…

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