10/31/2012 10:32 am ET

Emilee Irsik Missing: Kansas College Student Disappears In Germany

An international search is underway for a Kansas college student who never returned from a trip to Europe earlier this month.

Emilee Irsik, 20, left from Wichita on Oct. 20 and headed for Germany, according to WIBW. She was expected to return to the United States on Oct. 26, but she didn't board her return flight.

Irsik's family says that her phone has been off since she left, and they haven't been able to make contact with her.

"While it was very out of character for her to have made this trip in such a secretive nature, it’s very unlike her even more so to not return when she had scheduled herself to come back," Irsik's mother, Sherry, told the Wichita Eagle.

When she didn't return from her fall break, her roommate in Kansas reportedly notified staff at the university, who called police.

Friends say Irsik, who's studying for a bachelor's degree in German at Emporia State University, may have visited Trier, Hanover, or Bielefeld Universities.

A Facebook page has been set up to help find her. Anyone with information on Irsik's whereabouts is being asked to call ESU police at 785-341-5337 or the State Department at 202-647-4000 and ask to be transferred to the duty officer in Berlin.



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