Health & Safety Alerts


June 29, 2023: We are tracking the protests in France as a result of a police shooting incident that occurred in Nanterre, a suburb of Paris. All current SAI Paris students are reminded to use common sense precautions, including avoiding any active protests. Concerned students are encouraged to reach out to SAI Paris staff.

June 21, 2023: The SAI Health & Safety Committee is monitoring the gas explosion in the Latin Quarter of Paris involving SAI’s host school, Paris American Academy (PAA). We have confirmed the safety of all our students and staff currently enrolled in programs in Paris. SAI on-site staff are available to students who have questions or concerns, and we will provide assistance directly to incoming Paris students.

May 17, 2023: We are tracking the flooding in northeastern Italy, in the region of Emilia Romagna. We do not have any students in the flooded regions, and we are strongly discouraging all travel to the Northeastern area of Italy, especially the cities of Bologna, Venice, Ravenna, Mantova, Parma, Modena, Forli, and Cesena. SAI on-site staff are available to students who have questions or concerns, and we will provide updates directly to students as the situation progresses.

For all updates and alerts related to the continuing COVID-19 situation, please see COVID-19 Updates.


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 +39 340 684 7699
Rome after-hours emergency phone +39 340 831 3219
Milan after-hours emergency phone +39 340 270 0668
Sorrento after-hours emergency phone +39 333 329 1891
Siena after-hours emergency phone +39 347 585 5158
Sicily after-hours emergency phone +39 375 503 8158‬
Barcelona after-hours emergency phone +34 644 775 874
Paris after-hours emergency phone +33 7 49 00 64 33