Floods Disrupt Study Abroad Trips in Peru, Mexico

January 28, 2010

Twenty-one students and two faculty members from Gustavus Adolphus College are waiting for evacuation from an area near Machu Picchu, where flooding has blocked normal transportation routes. The group was in the area for a January education program called "Education, Health Care and Poverty in Peru." A statement from the college said that the campus has been in touch with the group members, who are holding up well. Helicopter evacuations are expected to start in the next few days.

Flooding in Mexico delayed the return this week of students from California State University at Chico and Butte College, but they have now returned to California, The Contra Costa Times reported.

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