Health & Safety Alerts


September 15, 2017: An explosion occurred on the Tube at around 8:30am local time in London. While details are still unfolding, we have confirmed the safety of all current SAI London students.

August 17, 2017: At around 4:30pm local time in Barcelona, a van drove into a crowd of people in the Ramblas tourist area. Details are still unfolding. SAI does not currently have any active programs in Barcelona, and we have no reason to believe that any SAI students have been affected.


For general information regarding SAI health and safety services see Health & Safety. Following are some important health and safety resources:

Crisis Communication

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.

Emergency Phone Numbers

The SAI on-site emergency phones are intended for use by students currently attending an SAI program. We invite parents of currently enrolled students to make use of emergency phones only in cases when the US office is closed and there is a true emergency. Otherwise, please wait and contact the US office during business hours at 1-800-655-8965.

City Phone Number (from U.S.)
Florence after-hours emergency phone +39 371 168 0055
Rome after-hours emergency phone +39 371 168 0044
Milan after-hours emergency phone +39 371 163 0800
Sorrento after-hours emergency phone +39 339 187 0807
Siena after-hours emergency phone +39 348 918 9497
Sicily after-hours emergency phone +39 380 470 9592
Barcelona after-hours emergency phone +34 699 90 87 72
Paris after-hours emergency phone +33 673 42 06 68
London after-hours emergency phone +44 794 284 4594

About SAI

SAI Programs is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.