March 23nd, 2016
Following the Brussels attacks yesterday, the U.S. State Department issued a Travel Alert for Europe cautioning that terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation. Read the Travel Alert here. This alert has been shared with students along with a reminder to take safety precautions.
DIS continues to carefully monitor the situation. Find more information on the DIS Emergency Response and Contingency Plan here.
March 22nd, 2016
DIS is carefully monitoring the security situation throughout Europe following the bombing in Brussels this morning. We offer our sincere condolences to the people of Belgium at this very difficult time.
Today is a regular class day so students most students were in Copenhagen. DIS does not have any students currently in or planning travel to Brussels for DIS purposes this week.
However, tomorrow is the start of the DIS break (March 23 – 28) and we know that many students will be traveling throughout Europe in the coming days, including some who will participate in DIS Optional Study Tours. We have communicated with current students, study tour leaders, and partner institutions in the U.S.
At this time no changes to activities have been made, but DIS will continue to closely monitor the situation in Brussels and across Europe, working closely with local and U.S. authorities as well as our partners onsite. Students will continue to be informed of relevant updates and recommendations and can reach us via our 24-hour emergency phone numbers in Denmark and in the U.S. as needed. Find DIS Emergency Contact information here.