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A woman stands on debris in Natori, Miyagi prefecture on March 20, 2011. Workers were close to restoring power to a nuclear plant's overheating reactors as the toll of dead or missing from Japan's worst natural disaster in nearly a century passed 20,000. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman stands on debris in Natori, Miyagi prefecture on March 20, 2011. Workers were close to restoring power to a nuclear plant’s overheating reactors as the toll of dead or missing from Japan’s worst natural disaster in nearly a century passed 20,000. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Some college students who had been packing their bags to study abroad in Japan are heading to New Hampshire instead.

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this month has prompted colleges and universities around the country to suspend their study abroad programs there, bringing home students who already were in Japan and canceling trips planned for this spring.

That puts some students in a bind because spring semester classes on their home campuses started two months ago.

Both Brown University and Boston University have arranged for students who had planned to leave for Japan this month to go to Dartmouth College instead, where the spring semester doesn’t start until Monday. Students will be taking classes in Japanese and Asian studies.

 

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