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Lessons From Fukushima

Prior to March 11, 2011, Japan was held up as a paragon for preparedness. They had a national readiness plan, regular disaster drills and strong civic engagement. But in the face of an unprecedented 9.0 earthquake, massive tsunami, and a nuclear accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant, the country experienced a host of challenges—many that […] … learn more→

Student Stories: Despite quake, New Zealand impressed her

Attracted by the country\’s unique wildlife, Melanie Torres spent her spring 2011 semester studying abroad in New Zealand, where she had many amazing experiences and more than a few surprises. The senior Wildlife and Fisheries Science major in Penn State\’s College of Agricultural Sciences has loved animals since she was a little girl. \”I grew […] … learn more→