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    Posted March 13, 2014 by
    Louisville, Kentucky
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    Why study abroad? Ask Michelle Obama

    Planning Parent


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     miken40 told us he encourages his son and daughter to travel abroad because "They need to understand their position not only as an American but as a global citizen. They also need to learn to appreciate the wonderful people and cultures that can be found out there."
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    My question for the first lady relates to the extremely high taxes placed on international airfare by the US over the past 10 years. These taxes can more than double the cost of airfare to Europe. A big part of planning my son's adventure abroad is the cost of airfare. When will the government ease these taxes that punish foreign travel?
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