http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100325/ap_on_re_us/us_prodigy_study_abroad#mwpphu-container STORRS, Conn. – Even at 13, Colin Carlson believes he's running out of time. Colin is a sophomore at the University of Connecticut, seeking a bachelor's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology and another in environmental studies. But he's been knocked off course by the university's rejection of his request to take a class that includes summer field work in South Africa. He and his mother say university officials told them he is too young for the overseas course. So he's filed an age discrimination claim with the university and U.S. Department of Education, which is investigating. "I'm losing time in my four-year plan for college," he said. "They're upsetting the framework of one of my majors." Michael Kirk, a spokesman for UConn, would not comment on Colin's case. But he said that generally, safety is the university's first concern when travel is involved. Wow! Thoughts anyone? IDK what to say! I feel for this kid becasue he has had no life. Where was his childhood? I say have fun and slow down! It is fabulous that he is so gifted academically but I am curious is to how he is socially. But let him go on the trip if he wants, the mom is releasing them of liablilty so if something happens then so be it. If she is ok with it then it's on her if something bad happens to what is still a kid with probably no common sense or experience in the world then it's on her.