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:
- 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.
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|