Health & Safety Alerts


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:

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.

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.