Health & Safety News

Worldwide Travel Alert

August 13th, 2013

Study Abroad would like to inform its program participants about the State Department Worldwide Travel Alert issued August 2, 2013. This alert and the temporary closure of several U.S. embassies and consulates are good reminders of the need for heightened vigilance and situational awareness while traveling. The alert does not, however, warn... Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Hurricane Irene

August 26th, 2011

Changes to Group Flights Due to Hurricane Irene Some of the Boston University Study Abroad flights scheduled to depart on August 27 and 28 have been cancelled due to Hurricane Irene, making it necessary to rebook student travelers. If your flight is cancelled or delayed, you will be informed of the new... Read the rest of this entry »

Hurricane Irene

August 25th, 2011

August 25th, 2011, 9:30 am. Students traveling to study abroad destinations this weekend should be aware that flights from Boston and New York will likely be disrupted by Hurricane Irene. If you are booked on a flight this Saturday or Sunday you should pay close attention to any messages from your travel... Read the rest of this entry »

Update: London Disturbances

August 12th, 2011

Dear Students, As you may have heard on the news London was again very quiet last night and there are still many more police about than usual. However, our advice remains the same - to stay in the local area. Please ensure when you check out today or tomorrow that you take all... Read the rest of this entry »

Update: London Disturbances

August 11th, 2011

Dear Students, As you may know last night (Wednesday) was mainly very quiet in London. However, we recommend that you stay in the buildings or go out only in the local area at night as we cannot tell you where there may or may not be trouble. There will again be a... Read the rest of this entry »

Update: London Disturbances

August 11th, 2011

Dear Students, As you know there were very few problems in London last night however, there was damage caused to shops near Sloane Square tube (2 stops away). As far as we are aware there will still be a very heavy police presence on the streets tonight and we are strongly advising... Read the rest of this entry »

Update: London Disturbances

August 11th, 2011

Message to Students from the Director of British Programs: Dear Students, This is an update to my message earlier today. There will be 16,000 police on the streets of London tonight in a bid to prevent further outbreaks of violence. Due to this and the likelihood of sporadic violence again tonight I urge all students... Read the rest of this entry »

London Disturbances

August 9th, 2011

The following letter was sent on August 9, 2011 to all Boston University London students: Dear Students, Following the email yesterday we are writing to you again as the violence in London is still continuing and spread last night into new areas. We have been in contact with the Police. Their advice and... Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Puyehue Volcano in Chile

June 21st, 2011

June 21, 2011 Although the eruption of Chile's Puyehue volcano appears to be diminishing, the ash cloud it produced two weeks ago continues to circle the globe and has once again drifted over Australia causing hundreds of cancelled and delayed flights. All students traveling to and from Australia and New Zealand are... Read the rest of this entry »

Puyehue Volcano in Chile

June 13th, 2011

June 13, 2011 A volcano named Puyehue has erupted on the border of Chile and Argentina, and has caused flight delays and some cancellations throughout South America and as as far away as Australia and New Zealand. While we are confident that any impact on student... Read the rest of this entry »