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By Kent Larsen

Despite Continued Violence, BYU Jerusalem Center To Open for Spring

PROVO, UTAH -- While a final decision hasn't been made, BYU's study abroad program says that the Jerusalem Center will open for classes in the Spring. The center closed early in the Fall semester because of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, and since then administrators have carefully monitored the situation to see when the center could reopen.

Students that are planning to attend the center in the Spring turned in their first payment and independent study assignments on February 23rd, and the student program administrator for the center, Debbie Petersen, says "The program is a go."

BYU officials have carefully reviewed US State Department travel warnings, security sources living in Jerusalem and surrounding areas, and ultimately consulted the LDS Church's First Presidency in making the decision of whether or not to open the center for Spring. But, a final decision will only be made 30 days before departure.


Security issues addressed regarding students attending Jerusalem Center
BYU NewsNet 26Feb01 D3
By Meagan Nelson: NewsNet Staff Writer


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