UMD: A Globally Connected University

Spreading 'CARE' Abroad

Italy has a lot to offer students looking to study abroad: fine art, classic food and — with a university-run program — valuable insight into handling domestic and sexual violence. In March, students will have a chance to study abroad in Italy to explore the way the country responds to domestic violence cases and cares for victims. It will be the second such trip run by the University Health Center’s CARE to Stop Violence program. The trip, built around nine days in Italy, also helps to raise awareness among students about the services offered for victims of sexual violence at this university, said Fatima Burns, CARE coordinator. “We just wanted to build more awareness about domestic violence and reach out to students who didn’t have any idea about our office and what we do,” Burns said.