API Safety Update – Italy Earthquake

API Resident Directors have confirmed the safety of all API participants in Italy, following a earthquake near the town of Lorcia in the central part of the country (northeast of Rome), that caused a great amount of localized damage and killed over 30 people.

API Safety Update – Attack in Nice

API was deeply saddened to learn of the attack in Nice, France, where a large truck plowed into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day, resulting in the deaths more than 70 people. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the families and friends of the victims. We have no reason to believe any API […]

API Safety Update – Europe Travel Alert

The U.S. Department of State today issued an updated Travel Alert for Europe, calling attention to potential travel risks in light of the summer travel season and high-profile events around the continent, including the European Soccer Championship and World Youth Day events. It is important to note that the Department of State uses a tiered warning system, with Travel Alerts being […]

API Safety Update – Egypt Air Flight 804

API is monitoring the events surrounding the tragic loss of Egypt Air flight 804, which went down in the Mediterranean Sea earlier today en route from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt. We have no reason to believe any API participants were aboard the flight, as spring academic programs in France are either still in session or […]

API Safety Update – European Travel Alert

The U.S. Department of State today issued a Travel Alert for Europe, calling attention to potential travel risks following the terrible attacks in Belgium this week. It is important to note that the Department of State uses a tiered warning system, with Travel Alerts being classified as a shorter-term, lower level of urgency than a Travel Warning (when […]

API Safety Update – Budapest Train Closures

API has been monitoring the news and reports about the refugee crisis in Budapest, and our Resident Director in Budapest has been keeping us updated as to the reality of the situation in the city. Our program is set to begin with students arriving on September 6th, and we do not anticipate any problems or delays at […]

API Safety Update – Bogotá Bombing

API was deeply saddened to learn about a bombing that occurred this afternoon in Bogotá, Colombia that left dozens injured and at several dead. At this time API teachers in Colombia are safe and accounted for. We will provide updates as warranted and available. In the meantime, we have urged all of our teachers to carefully follow any security recommendations […]

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