Despite Pressure From Families, Most Overseas Students Stayed Put During Crisis

'Our parents would prefer that we were back in the States,' said 20-year-old BGU psychology student from New Jersey. 'But it's a lot scarier for people who are not here.'

Students in overseas programs across the country coped this week with rocket sirens, canceled classes and constant inquiries from concerned family members back home - though few left Israel as a result of the crisis, administrators at several universities said.