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Texas Student Falls to Death While Studying Overseas

Texas Student Falls to Death While Studying Overseas”

Disconcert has come to the fore with the revelation that Kassandra Braun a 20 year old Texas student enrolled in a Semester at Sea study overseas program died while on an excursion in Myanmar.

Chalene and Dave Braun, Kassandra's parents, released a statement saying they're awaiting more details about their daughter's death and that she was "having the time of her life" while traveling with the program overseas.

Kassandra "Kassie" Braun, of Fishers, Indiana, fell Tuesday, Nov. 7, while she was trying to watch a sunset in Bagan, the Arab News reported. Semester at Sea says she passed away while in an ambulance to the Mandalay General Hospital on November 7, 2017.

A 20-year-old American college student died in Myanmar after she was gravely injured by a fall while visiting an ancient religious city. Kassie was one of over 500 participants this semester, and Myanmar was their fifth stop out of 10.

"We are deeply saddened to share the news of the loss of a member of our shipboard community", said a statement from Layne Hanson, Semester at Sea's vice president for public affairs.

The Semester at Sea ship, the MV World Odyssey, is described as a floating campus, beginning its current journey in Bremerhaven, Germany on September 9 and ending the semester in Honolulu on December 16.

Pictured Texas student, Kassandra Braun who was enrolled in a Semester at Sea at the time of her time.

The family is absolutely devastated by the tragic death of their daughter and sister, Kassandra "Kassie" Braun. "She had a tremendous love for her friends and teachers at Cathedral High School and St. Edward's University". "Kassie was originally from McCordsville, Indiana and majoring in communication". She was very involved at St. Edward's, participating in the Hilltop Leaders program, the Hilltop Hospitality Team, the Business Living Learning Community, and had already traveled to Italy and South Africa with the university.



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