Flooding in Italy

May 19, 2023

Northern Italy has been hit hard by rain over the past several days.  Many rivers have swollen and breeched their banks.  Towns have been flooded and many landslides have been reported.   CIS Abroad is monitoring the evolving situation closely.  Tuscany is seeing some flooding, and the river in Florence is quite high.  However, no official warnings have been posted in Florence at this time.  Students have been asked to stay away from affected areas and they have been asked to stay clear of rivers and streams, as flash flooding may occur if the rain continues.


Earthquake in Japan

May 11, 2023

CIS Abroad became aware of a 5.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 4:16am on Thursday morning of May 11, 2023 in Chiba Prefecture, adjacent to ...

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Explosion in Istanbul, Turkey

November 13, 2022

As of November 14, 2022, 10:41am EST Yesterday there was an explosion in central Istanbul, Turkey. This is not a location where CIS Abroad operates, ...

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Stampede in Seoul

October 29, 2022

CIS Abroad is aware of a massive Halloween stampede with many casualties that occurred this evening in the Itaewon area of Seoul. We have worked with ...

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Incident in Milan

October 27, 2022

It is being reported that there was a mass stabbing in Milan. While it is not a location where CIS Abroad operates, we are monitoring the situation ...

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CIS Abroad Update on Ukraine

February 24, 2022

Dear CIS Community, The following update is in response to the ongoing conflict and escalation to widespread airstrikes and shelling of cities in ...

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CIS Abroad Summer 2021 DoS Update

April 21, 2021

Dear CIS Abroad Community, This week we learned that the United States Department of State (US DoS) would be updating their Travel Advisory level for ...

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CIS Abroad Global Update

March 23, 2020

On March 19, the State Department issued a new Global Level 4 Health Advisory. The Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory "advises U.S. citizens to avoid ...

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Program Cancellation in Thailand

March 19, 2020

CIS Abroad has cancelled spring programs in Thailand. The situation around the world relating to the spread of Coronavirus, and the COVID-19 Disease, ...

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Program Cancellation in Australia

March 17, 2020

The situation around the world relating to the spread of Coronavirus, and the COVID-19 Disease, is rapidly changing. Today, the Australian government ...

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Program Cancellation in Argentina

March 16, 2020

The situation around the world, relating to the spread of Coronavirus, and the COVID-19 Disease is rapidly changing. We are in an unprecedented time, ...

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Update on Coronavirus - Spain

March 9, 2020

Earlier this afternoon, CIS Abroad learned that Spain’s Health Minister confirmed that the region of Madrid would suspend all school and university ...

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CIS Abroad Coronavirus Update

March 2, 2020

On March 1, 2020 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a public statement encouraging U.S. institutions of higher education to ...

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Italy Spring Program Update

February 29, 2020

Our partner programs in Rome, Florence, Perugia, and Sorrento have not cancelled their programs. The Italian Government warnings remain unchanged as ...

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Italy Spring Program Update

February 28, 2020

Italy was recently upgraded to level 3 by the CDC and US State Department. The Italian Government and our Italian University partners have not yet ...

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Shooting in Hanau, Germany

February 20, 2020

We are saddened to hear of a recent shooting in Hanau, Germany, a town outside of Frankfurt, where several people were injured and killed. ...

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Coronavirus Update

January 29, 2020

CIS Abroad only had one confirmed academic program in China in 2020, and that program has already ended. So, there are no more CIS Abroad academic or ...

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Australia Bushfires Update

January 7, 2020

CIS Abroad is closely monitoring the fire situation in Australia. We are communicating frequently with Australian University partners and with our ...

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Australia Brushfires Update

January 3, 2020

Australia has been suffering from some devastating brushfires recently. CIS Abroad is closely monitoring the situation with our Australian University ...

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Earthquake in Tuscany, Italy

December 9, 2019

In the early morning hours of December 9, 2019 an an earthquake and several after shocks hit the northern part of Tuscany, Italy. The shocks could be ...

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Stabbing Incident in London

November 29, 2019

There was an incident this morning near the London Bridge at 2 pm local time (9 am EST). It appears an assailant stabbed 5 people before being shot ...

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Update: Barcelona protests

October 19, 2019

Protests continued today in what was scheduled as the biggest day for the Barcelona protests this week. In addition to a general strike, people from ...

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Barcelona protests continue

October 16, 2019

Protests in Barcelona are scheduled to continue through Friday, the day of the general strike. Peaceful marches from 6 major Catalan cities have ...

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Protests in Barcelona

October 14, 2019

Today in Barcelona there have been protests and marches after the Spanish government issued prison sentences to the separatists from the 2017 ...

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Update: Protests in Ecuador

October 13, 2019

As of October 12 at 3:00 PM, the government of Ecuador has set a curfew for all residents of Quito. All CIS Abroad participants are safe. CIS Abroad ...

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Protests in Ecuador

October 10, 2019

Protesters have gathered in the historical center of Quito and other cities as a result of recent government policy changes that affect the price of ...

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Explosions in Bangkok

August 2, 2019

A series of explosions occurred in Bangkok in several locations this morning. At least four people were injured. There are no CIS Abroad students or ...

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Earthquake in Greece

July 19, 2019

An earthquake hit Athens, Greece, just after 2 p.m. local time today, causing strong shaking in the capital city for a few seconds. The earthquake ...

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Arson Attack in Kyoto, Japan

July 18, 2019

CIS Abroad was informed of a terrible event today in the usually peaceful city of Kyoto, Japan. A fire, likely the result of an arson attack, has ...

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Knife Attack in Tokyo, Japan

May 28, 2019

In the greater Tokyo area a man attacked multiple people with a knife on Tuesday, May 28th. Two people were killed and others injured. Our thoughts ...

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Explosion in Lyon, France

May 24, 2019

On May 24th there was an explosion in Lyon, France. Authorities say it was more than likely a parcel bomb, set off deliberately. At this time there ...

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Earthquake in Southern Peru

March 1, 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that early this morning (around 4 a.m.) a 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in Southern Peru.  All CISabroad ...

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Earthquake in Ecuador

February 22, 2019

Earlier this morning, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake took place in a rural area of eastern Ecuador. Early reports are of little damage and no program ...

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Gas Explosion in Paris, France

January 12, 2019

This morning there was a gas leak in Paris that turned into an explosion, killing 3 people. We are monitoring the situation and all students we have ...

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Incident and Protests in France

December 11, 2018

We are aware of the following incident in Strasbourg, France (Link: ...

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Genoa, Italy Bridge Collapse

August 14, 2018

Earlier this morning a bridge collapsed in Genoa, located in the north of Italy and there were multiple fatalities. CISabroad currently has no ...

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Athens, Greece Wild Fires Update

July 24, 2018

All students on CISabroad's Athens, Greece program are reported safe as wildfires are raging in and near the city. We will continue to monitor the ...

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Japan Earthquake

June 18, 2018

There was a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Japan today.  It hit the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe) and over 300 people were injured and at least 3 ...

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Paris, France Knife Attack

May 14, 2018

CISabroad confirmed the safety of all participants in Paris immediately after the knife attack that occurred over the weekend. All participants are ...

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Muenster, Germany Incident

April 7, 2018

The CISabroad Risk Management Team is aware of the vehicle striking civilians incident that occurred in Muenster, Germany earlier today. We are ...

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Update: South Africa Water Crisis

March 9, 2018

In the news recently are reports that the Western Cape of South Africa is experiencing a severe drought due to poor rainfall during the 2016 and 2017 ...

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INFORM: Earthquake in Costa Rica

November 13, 2017

According to Reuters, a 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Costa Rica near the capital, San Jose, on Sunday night. The U.S. Geological Survey ...

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London Incident Update

September 15, 2017

At this time it has been confirmed that all our London based program participants are safe. We are continuing to monitor the situation carefully, and ...

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Update: Barcelona Incident

August 17, 2017

All of us at CISAbroad offer our thoughts to our colleagues, the people of Barcelona and others affected by the terrible incident at Las Ramblas ...

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Incident in Barcelona

August 17, 2017

By now you may have seen the news about the van that hit a group of people on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. Las Ramblas is a popular tourist spot in the ...

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Update: Barcelona Train Incident

July 28, 2017

Our thoughts are with the people affected by this incident but we are pleased to report that there were no CISabroad program participants or onsite ...

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Barcelona Train Incident

July 28, 2017

This morning a Renfe train that was coming from Sant Vicenç de Calders (Tarragona) was unable to fully stop as it was arriving at the Barcelona ...

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Moderate Earthquake in Fukushima

July 21, 2017

A moderate earthquake struck in Fukushima yesterday at 9.11 am local time. There have been no reports of damage, nor tsunami. Our participants who ...

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To Our Community and Partners

June 5, 2017

Dear CISabroad Community and Partners, The senseless violence in London this weekend reminded us all that it takes grit (passion and perseverance) to ...

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Update: London Bridge Incident

June 4, 2017

At this time all CISabroad participants have been confirmed safe in the London Bridge attacks, occurring on Saturday evening, June 3rd. Our thoughts ...

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Update: London Incident

June 4, 2017

At this time it has been confirmed that all our London based program participants are safe. We are continuing to monitor the situation carefully, and ...

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Explosion in Manchester, England

May 23, 2017

We are closely monitoring the development of a suspected terrorist attack that happened in Manchester, England this evening at approximately 10:35 pm ...

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Paris Incident: Update

April 21, 2017

We have been informed by our onsite staff that the safety situation in Paris is normal this morning, and that our program participants both in Paris ...

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Paris: Incident on Champs Elysees

April 20, 2017

There are reports of a shooting having taken place in central Paris at approximately 9:00 pm local time. A security officer and one of the assailants ...

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London Incident Alert - Update

March 23, 2017

At this time, our onsite staff in London have confirmed the safety of all onsite CISabroad participants. Our thoughts continue to be with all ...

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London Incident Alert

March 22, 2017

Earlier, on the grounds of the UK Parliament in London, England a person rammed their car into crowds of people before stabbling a police officer. At ...

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Heidelberg, Germany

February 28, 2017

On Saturday, February 25, in Heidelberg, Germany a man drove a car into a pedestrian area and killed one person, injuring two others. There are ...

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Earthquake in Central Italy

January 18, 2017

There was a strong earthquake in Central Italy about early afternoon local time, with several after shocks ensuing. The main affected area is located ...

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Truck Attack in Berlin

December 19, 2016

A situation involving a large truck driving through crowds at a Christmas fair in Berlin, Germany is currently unfolding. We are monitoring the ...

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Earthquake in Ecuador

December 19, 2016

At approximately 2:00 am local time, an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude struck on the coast of Ecuador, about 20 km from Esmeraldas. Our onsite staff ...

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Hurricane in Costa Rica

November 28, 2016

Hurricane Otto hit northern Costa Rica last Thursday/Friday, killing at least 9 individuals and causing an estimated 8 million dollars in damages to ...

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Earthquake in New Zealand

November 13, 2016

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South Island, near Hanmer Springs at 12.02 am local time. Civil Defence has downgraded the tsunami warning to a ...

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King of Thailand Dies

October 13, 2016

Today the Thai government announced the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. There is now an official period of mourning of one ...

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Southern Thailand Bombings

August 12, 2016

This morning CISabroad was made aware of several explosions from small bombs in Southern Thailand. At the moment authorities are uncertain of the ...

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Advocating for Student Travel

July 25, 2016

In light of recent, horrific events around the Globe, although we cannot prevent them from happening, nor even predict them, CISabroad continues to ...

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Munich, Germany Shooting

July 22, 2016

News emerging from Germany report of a shooting at a shopping center in Munich. We are saddened to hear of yet another incident where civilians are ...

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Nice Attack Update

July 15, 2016

Last night, a man rammed his large truck through crowds of pedestrians along Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France during Bastille Day celebrations. ...

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Attack in Nice

July 14, 2016

We are saddened about the news of an attack in the city of Nice, in the southern part of France and our hearts go out to the people of Nice, the ...

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Zika Virus Update

July 13, 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency on January 28, 2016, making extra resources available to combat ...

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