February 3, 2017: A lone assailant attacked a military patrol with a knife at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The attacker was apprehended and has been taken into custody. SAI Paris on-site staff has been in touch with students, and we have no reason to believe that any SAI students have been impacted by this event.
January 18, 2017: Central Italy experienced a series of earthquakes, ranging from 5.4 to 5.7 magnitude, at 10:30am local time with an epicenter about 100 miles northeast of Rome. No SAI host city has suffered significant damage as a result of the quakes, and we have no reason to believe that any SAI students have been negatively impacted by this event.
For general information regarding SAI health and safety services see Health & Safety. Following are some important health and safety resources:
- SAI Safety, Crisis and Emergency Management Procedures (pdf)
- Department of State, Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets: safety and security information by country.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Travel Health Notices: lists travel health notices by warning level.
- Department of State, U.S. Embassies: listing of all U.S. Embassies in the world.
We encourage students and their families to discuss and establish a contact system that can be used in the event of a crisis on either side. In most instances of crisis, parents or guardians should attempt to contact students first before they attempt to contact individuals at SAI in order to gain reassurance of their safety.