April 20, 2017: Just before 9:00pm local time in Paris there was an exchange of gunfire between the police and at least one attacker on the Champs-Elysées. This appears to be an isolated incident. All SAI Paris students have been confirmed safe.
March 22, 2017: There were a series of violent incidents in the area of the UK Parliament building in central London. We have confirmed that all SAI students studying in London are safe.
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.