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Australia program students injured

Sam Davis | Monday, September 21, 2009

Two Notre Dame students studying abroad in an Australia program were injured while rock climbing, according to Bill Kirk, associate vice president for Residence Life.

Kirk said he cannot comment further on the injuries without permission from the families of the students.

The Office of International Studies, Student Affairs and the host university in Australia have been corresponding and offering assistance to the families and will continue to do so, Kirk said.

He said the families are asking for the prayers of the Notre Dame community.

The University has two Australia study abroad programs, according to the Office of International Study’s Web site.

One program is located in Perth, Australia and the other is in Fremantle. Both are semester-long programs.