As you may have seen, on Monday the U.S. State Department issued a cautionary announcement updating their Worldwide Travel Alert. Rest assured that – as always – our number one priority is the safety and security of our students. We will not operate any program if we believe their safety is at risk.
Here is information from the State Department website:
We issue a Travel Alert for short-term events we think you should know about when planning travel to a country. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Alert might include an election season that is bound to have many strikes, demonstrations, or disturbances; a health alert like an outbreak of H1N1; or evidence of an elevated risk of terrorist attacks.
The full Worldwide Travel Alert can be read here.
- The alert does not instruct Americans to avoid travel, but does advise citizens to remain mindful of immediate surroundings when in public spaces.
- Travel alerts are relatively common. This is the 6th worldwide alert in the last five years.
WorldStrides is a fifty-year-old organization that has successfully managed through many challenges over the years in our ever changing world. We are confident that we will be able to continue to operate successful student travel programs going forward.