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Emergency Updates

    • Security Incident on London Bridge

      November 29, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is monitoring news reports of a stabbing incident on London Bridge in the UK. Early reports indicate five victims in the attack and local authorities have responded to the scene. A welfare check on known Drexel travelers in the city was completed.


    • Drexel discontinues programs in Hong Kong

      November 14, 2019

      Due to the recent escalation of protest activities on university campuses in Hong Kong, Drexel has made the decision to discontinue all programming for students in Hong Kong effective immediately. International Health, Safety and Security is working with students to arrange for their safe departure from the city in the coming days. 


    • Flooding in Sheffield

      November 08, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is following closely the news of heavy rainfall overnight that has resulted in flooding across Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. Road and rail disruption is expected over the next 24 hours. All known Drexel travelers in Sheffield have been provided with guidance. 


    • Protests and State of Emergency in Santiago

      October 19, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is closely monitoring news of protests and a declared State of Emergency by the government in Santiago, Chile. The protests which have been violent in some areas, are in response to a recommended fare increase for the metro. Guidance has been provided to known Drexel travelers in country. 


    • Protests in Barcelona

      October 18, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is monitoring protests that have included clashes with police are occurring in Barcelona and the Catalonia region. Guidance has been provided to known Drexel travelers in Barcelona. 


    • Typhoon Hagibis expected landfall in Tokyo area

      October 11, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is closely tracking the path of Typhoon Hagibis which is expected to make landfall over the weekend in the Tokyo area. Known Drexel travelers in the region are significantly north of the expected landfall, but have been advised of the storm which is expected to result in air and rail cancellations. 


    • Typhoon Faxai in Tokyo

      September 08, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is tracking Typhoon Faxai which is expected to impact the Tokyo area. Known travelers in the region have been alerted to the storm which will likely have minimal impact on program activities.


    • Typhoon Lingling in South Korea

      September 06, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is tracking the path of Typhoon Lingling which is forecast to make landfall in Jeju Island over the weekend. Minor disruptions are expected in Seoul as the storm passes through the region. Known travelers in the region have been advised to monitor the storm and adjust travel plans accordingly.


    • Continuing Protests in Hong Kong

      August 14, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security has been closely monitoring the protest events taking place in Hong Kong and has been in contact with exchange partner universities in the city where Drexel students participate in education abroad. The current State Department Advisory for Hong Kong is at level 2 (of four): Exercise Increased Caution. IHSS and the Hong Kong universities have provided guidance to current travelers and those travelling to Hong Kong in the coming weeks. 


    • Typhoon Lekima in Shanghai

      August 10, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is monitoring news of Typhoon Lekima which has made landfall in China and is expected to cause significant disruption in Shanghai. Guidance has been provided to known Drexel travelers in Shanghai. 


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