European Travel Alert – API Response

In light of the European Travel Alert dated 10/3/2010 issued by the State Department, the API Texas office is communicating the following recommendations to its current students abroad:

  1. Remember to carry your cell phone with you at all times. If you do not currently have a  PicCell cell phone, make sure that your resident director has your alternate cell phone number. Should any emergency occur, API onsite staff may choose to use our SMS emergency system to provide instructions to all students simultaneously via text message.
  2. Review the emergency information provided to you during the on-site orientation, which included instructions regarding where to go in the event of a terrorist attack and how to keep your resident director informed of your whereabouts at all times.
  3. As discussed during orientation, notify your resident director if you have any independent travel plans. It would be very important for our on-site staff to know if you are traveling in another city in the event of any emergency.
  4. Try to remain as vigilant as possible and be aware of your surroundings.

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  1. Jeramy Johnson says

    Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the API office.

  2. Our school board is giving us some problems in regards to the travel warning. Our school is taking a trip to France and Spain in April and we would like some ideas for contingency plans while we are over there. Can you help us?

    • Jeramy Johnson says

      Hi Matt!

      I would direct you to my colleagues Courtney Greene (API VP for Student Services and Policy) or Courtney Link (Director of Aspire by API – API’s division for high school and gap year programs). Either can be reached by calling us at 1-800-844-4124. You may also be interested in talking to Ms. Link about future trips, as Aspire by API works with high schools to design short-term, customized and faculty-led programs. Their website is http://www.aspirebyapi.com

      Thanks!

      Jeramy

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