API Safety Update – Rome Subway Accident

API was saddened to learn of the subway accident in Rome, Italy today wherein two trains collided, and over 12 injuries occurred. Thankfully, no serious injuries or fatalities have been reported, and all API Rome students are on excursion outside of the city. We will provide updates as they are warranted.  

API Safety Update – Valparaíso Student Protests

API was deeply saddened by the reports of the deaths of two Chilean youth during protests focusing on education reforms in Valparaíso, Chile; news outlets have reported that the victims were shot by a local man as the youth were spraying graffiti on the man’s property. All API students in the area are safe and […]

API Safety Update – Rome Airport Fire

Rome’s Fiumicino airport has reopened its international terminal today after an electrical fire caused the facility to shut down briefly on Thursday, delaying and even canceling many flights. Fortunately there were only a few reports of smoke inhalation, and it appears that no one was seriously injured. Our Resident Directors in Rome have been in […]

API Safety Update – Germanwings Flight 9525

The entire API family was deeply saddened to hear the news of the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 today in France. API Resident Directors in Barcelona have confirmed that they no reason to believe that any API students were traveling on the flight, given that classes are currently in session and no students disclosed travel plans to Germany. Our […]

API Safety Update – Valparaiso Fires

There have been reports of wildfires in the area around Valaparaíso, Chile this evening, but there are no reports of serious damages or injuries. While there are precautionary evacuations taking place in the area near the fires, all API students are unaffected and accounted for. We will provide updates here as the situation warrants. UPDATE […]

API Safety Update – Costa Rica Volcano

The Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica has erupted several times in the last two days, spewing forth quite a bit of ash and dust, and temporarily closing the airport in the capital of San José.  The air quality where API students are located is better than in the area around the volcano, and our local […]

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