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Friday, March 18, 2011 - 10:40am

Colleges Pull Students Out of Japan

Updated: 3 years ago.
A handful of students studying in Japan from the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech are coming home after the U.S. State Department advised all Americans in the Asian country to leave. Emory University is asking three of its students to return home as well. (GPB File Photo)

A handful of students from the University of Georgia studying in Japan are coming home after the U.S. State Department advised all Americans in the Asian country to leave.

Seven UGA students are registered at Japanese universities.

At Georgia Tech, nine students planning to work or study there have been pulled back.

Emory University is in communication with three students who are in Japan, asking them to come home.

While UGA and other colleges can't order students to leave Japan, administrators are warning students and their families about the risks of staying as Japan faces possible radioactive contamination from a nuclear power plant crippled by the disaster.

About 5,700 U.S. students study in Japan each year.

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