San Diego State University Confirms Safety of Students Studying in France

San Diego State University said the college currently has 34 students studying abroad in France, eight of whom are in Paris

On the heels of the deadly terror attacks in Paris, San Diego State University (SDSU) confirmed Saturday that it appears all SDSU students currently studying abroad in France are safe.

The university’s media relations office released a statement on the well-being of the 34 SDSU students studying in France. Of that group, eight students are in Paris studying at three different schools, SDSU said.

“All of our students in Paris are safe,” the statement from the university said.

“We have been in contact with 31 of our students and all 31 are safe. The other three are in southern France and we are actively reaching out to them, their coordinators and our partner universities,” the statement continued.

On Sunday morning, a SDSU official confirmed all 34 students were accounted for and safe.

SDSU’s statement also included condolences about the death of Cal State University, Long Beach student Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, who was among the 129 killed and 352 wounded in the Paris attacks.
As of 12 p.m. PT Saturday, Gonzalez was the first known American killed in the massacre.

“We are saddened by the tragic events that took place in Paris yesterday,” SDSU said. “And we are heartbroken to learn that one of the victims is a student from Long Beach State University. Our thoughts go out to the victim’s loved ones and the entire Long Beach State community.”

SDSU said it will update its SDSU Newscenter website with any additional information on its students in France as it becomes available.

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