Health & Safety News

Syria Program Announcement

April 11th, 2011

Dear Syria students, We are very sorry to inform you that, due to continued unrest and the possibility of civil violence throughout the country, Boston University will not be able to offer the Syria Archaeological Field School for Summer 2011. This action was not taken lightly. It is consistent with the travel... Read the rest of this entry »

Important Announcement Regarding the Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies

March 19th, 2011

March 19th, 2011, 12:00 pm. To all Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies students and parents, Boston University concurs with the decision of KCJS to suspend the remainder of the semester. Please understand that this decision was not taken lightly but only after careful deliberation and communication between KCJS, BU, and the other... Read the rest of this entry »

Important Announcement Regarding Keio University

March 17th, 2011

March 17th, 2011, 9:02pm. To students enrolled at Keio University for Spring 2011 and their parents: Based on the current situation in northern Japan and the Tokyo area (i.e., the gravity and unpredictability of the deteriorating situation stemming from the recent earthquake and tsunami, the level of and increased risk to the... Read the rest of this entry »

For Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies Students

March 16th, 2011

March 16th, 2011, 11:31 am. The semester at KCJS is continuing without disruption and anticipates completing the semester as schedule. We will advise students of any change to that situation.

For Keio University Students

March 16th, 2011

March 16th, 2011, 11:30 am. A message from the Keio University International Center: To all Japanese Language Program students, Keio International Program students, and Research Students (who are exchange students), Owing to the current situation in Japan resulting from the Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake, the schedule for the beginning of the... Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Students Safe

March 13th, 2011

 March 13th, 2011, 5:10 pm. As of yesterday afternoon, we are able to confirm the safety and well being of all BU students studying in Japan this semester.  Students in the Tropical Ecology Program were able to leave the Galapagos Islands yesterday afternoon. They are all in Quito now and the program has... Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Keio University

March 11th, 2011

Friday, March 11th, 2011, 4:57 pm. From Keio University Dear Partners, As reported extensively on the media, the earthquake occurred on March 11th has caused serious damage to many areas, especially the north east of Japan. Fortunately, on all Keio campuses, Keio has recognized no human suffering of students, pupils and patients. We sent out... Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Earthquake in Japan

March 11th, 2011

Friday, March 11th, 2011, 4:54 pm. Aftershocks, some quite powerful, continue in Japan. Communications with Japan are still uncertain but we urge that students there try to be in contact with their families, curb any travel plans for the immediate future, and follow all instructions from program staff. Narita and some... Read the rest of this entry »

Another Update: Galapagos Islands

March 11th, 2011

Friday, March 11th, 2011, 1:04 pm. The director of the Tropical Ecology Program, Dr. Kelly Swing, has advised by telephone that he and the students will remain on board the vessel on which they have been traveling and will put out to sea, where they will simply ride out the wave... Read the rest of this entry »

Update from Galapagos Islands

March 11th, 2011

Friday, March 11th, 2011, 12:15pm. The President of Ecuador has cancelled all flights in and out of the Galapagos Islands today and has ordered all people there to seek higher ground. This order affects 17 students study on BU’s Tropical Ecology Program who were scheduled to leave the Galapagos today. The... Read the rest of this entry »