Posted by William Nunnelley on 2004-03-15

Samford University sophomore Kendall Boudoucies is studying at Estudio Sampere language school in Madrid, Spain, located a few blocks from the site of the recent terrorist bombing that killed more than 200 people.

"She is fine," said World Languages and Cultures instructor Barbara Crider, who oversees the program in which Boudoucies is enrolled. "I talked with administrators at the school and the family she lives with after the tragedy. She was in class at the time of my call."

Boudoucies, an international relations major from Suwanee, Ga., is taking courses as part of the Spanish Universities Studies Abroad Consortium (SUSAC) program this spring.

"She lives with a family near the school and walks to classes," said Crider.


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