Working to keep students safe overseas

  • Article by: KERRI WESTENBERG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 21, 2013 - 2:17 PM

Sheryl Hill of Mound loves to travel — so much so that she and her husband, Allen, had explored eight foreign lands, from Scotland to Australia, with their two sons. So by the time her eldest, Tyler, had signed on for a People to People student ambassador trip to Japan in 2007, at 16, he was a seasoned traveler. But Tyler never returned home. He died in a hospital, where he arrived too late, sick and dehydrated after a hike up Mount Fuji. Since then, Hill has founded ClearCause Foundation, a nonprofit that educates youth about staying safe overseas and advocates for oversight of study-abroad programs. Meanwhile, she continues to explore our world.

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