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09/23/2010 01:51 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Students Seek Adventure Abroad

Words like "lockdown" and "survival" are not what you want to hear during the first days of a study-abroad experience. But Molly Kelly-Yahner, a junior at the University of Vermont, got a semester's worth of drama in just a few brief minutes. She had already slept on mud floors in Honduras and witnessed homelessness in Johannesburg, all on short group trips in high school. But this voyage was a lengthy immersion program run by Middlebury College. She would be alone in Chile, absorbing the culture without the security of a group.

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