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Emergency Updates

    • UPDATE: MANCHESTER INCIDENT, UK THREAT ALERT RAISED

      May 22, 2017

      Following the tragic attack at a concert venue in Manchester, UK that resulted in 22 deaths and many injuries, the UK government has raised its threat warning from substantial to critical. Drexel did not have any known travelers in Manchester and has reached out to travelers in the UK, encouraging proactive safety and security measures. The Office of International Programs is actively monitoring updates from the UK.


    • UPDATE: TRAVEL ALERT FOR EUROPE

      May 01, 2017

      The US Department of State has issued a Travel Alert for Europe, highlighting the continuing risk of terrorist attacks in European countries, especially in the upcoming months when summer travel to Europe is high. Drexel travelers to Europe should review the alert and register their travel in STEP


    • UPDATE: INCIDENT IN PARIS

      April 20, 2017

      The Office of International Programs is closely following news of the shooting of three police officers on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. One officer is reported dead and the assailant was killed by law enforcement. The area has been cleared. The University has reached out to all known travelers in the city with information about the incident and guidance. The University will continue to monitor the situation.


    • UPDATE: INCIDENT IN STOCKHOLM

      April 07, 2017

      The Office of International Programs is monitoring news of a truck attack that killed four in downtown Stockholm. The University does not have any known travelers in the city.


    • UPDATE: INCIDENT IN SAINT PETERSBURG

      April 03, 2017

      The Office of International Programs is monitoring news of a deadly explosion in a metro station in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Drexel does not have any known travelers in the city.


    • UPDATE: INCIDENT IN LONDON

      March 22, 2017

      The Office of International Programs is monitoring news reports about the incident today in London involving a motorist who drove into people on Westminster Bridge before attempting to attack the UK Houses of Parliament. Four deaths and over forty injuries have been reported. British police and counter-terrorism agents responded quickly and effectively to the event. Drexel has accounted for the well being of all known travelers in London. OIP will continue to follow the situation and work closely with its partners in London and elsewhere as Drexel prepares for the arrival of Study Abroad and International Co-op participants on Spring term programs.  


    • UPDATE: WORLDWIDE CAUTION

      March 06, 2017

      The Department of State has updated its Worldwide Caution as part of its continuing efforts to provide citizens with information about relevant events abroad, including the continuing threat for terrorist actions and violence against US citizens and interests throughout the world. University travelers should review the Worldwide Caution, particularly the regional concerns for their locations of travel and should register in STEP. This replaces the Worldwide Caution that was issued on 9/9/2016. 


    • EXECUTIVE ORDER RESTRICTS IMMIGRATION

      January 30, 2017

      On Friday, January 27 President Trump signed an Executive Order restricting immigration into the U.S. by citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. According to the Executive Order, the restrictions are to be in place for at least 90 days. Drexel University officials are carefully monitoring the situation as it pertains to our university travelers and advises international students and scholars from the affected countries to defer any planned travel outside of the United States at this time. Additional information and guidance can be obtained from International Student and Scholar Services. Drexel does not currently have any known affected travelers.


    • UPDATE: INCIDENT IN JERUSALEM

      January 08, 2017

      On 1/8/2017 a bus plowed into a group of people, primarily soldiers, as they were descending from a bus.  At least 4 people were killed. Drexel has contacted all travelers in Israel and they are safe and accounted for. We will continue to monitor events and advise Drexel travelers accordingly.


    • Update: Incident in Istanbul

      January 03, 2017

      Drexel Study Abroad is deeply saddened by the events that occurred on New Year’s Eve at a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 dead.  Drexel does not have any known travelers in Istanbul. We will continue to monitor events in Turkey and advise Drexel travelers accordingly.


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