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American Universities Check In With Students Studying Abroad After Paris Attacks

One of the more than 130 killed by terrorists was a California college student.
Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was a junior at California State University, Long Beach, studying for a semester abroad before being kil
Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was a junior at California State University, Long Beach, studying for a semester abroad before being killed in the Paris attacks.

American colleges and universities rushed to make contact this weekend with their students studying abroad in France after a series of terrorist attacks hit Paris on Friday night.

One California student -- Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old student at California State University, Long Beach -- was among the more than 130 confirmed dead in the attacks. Gonzalez was on an exchange program and was shot at a Paris bistro in a drive-by assault.

Over the weekend, CSULB connected with other students studying abroad in France.

"We have been in contact with the students and they are all safe," said Michael Uhlenkamp, a Cal State spokesman. "We are in touch with various agencies involved, but at this point it’s too early to tell if any need or want to leave."

Other schools issued similar statements, saying they made sure their students are safe but it's too early to say whether they need to pull them back home.

Universities in MassachusettsPennsylvaniaIndianaColorado, ConnecticutArkansas, New YorkTexas, CaliforniaVirginia, Illinois and Washington, D.C., were among the schools that said they had confirmed all their students studying abroad in Paris were safe.

CSULB held a memorial for Gonzalez on campus Sunday evening. The event attracted hundreds of people, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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