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IU Students Abroad Are Safe

Updated March 29, 2016

In the aftermath of last Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, Indiana University immediately began receiving information from programs in Europe where hundreds of IU students are studying to ensure they were safe. While IU records show no IU students enrolled in programs in Belgium at this time, we were aware that this is a high travel week in Europe so it was anticipated that students might be in transit through the area.  Programs abroad have reached IU students and have reported them unharmed by the explosions.  

Last week was a very tumultuous week in Turkey where two terrorist attacks took place in Ankara and Istanbul.  Program officials in those locations were in touch with IU officials regarding students participating in the IU Turkish Flagship Program and have put additional security measures in place for the remainder of their time abroad.

The safety of our students while traveling abroad is of the utmost importance to the university. At this time, the university is not recommending that students return to the United States or change their plans to participate in programs abroad this spring and summer. We will continue to closely monitor events in Europe and around the world to provide as much support as possible to our students who are studying abroad.

IU students traveling in Europe are advised to follow the recent recommendations of the U.S. Department of State in the Europe Travel Alert.

Office of Overseas Study
Leo R. Dowling International Center
111 South Jordan Avenue
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-1223

Ph: 812-855-9304
Fax: 812-855-6452
overseas@iu.edu

I gained an enhanced view of the world. I was forced to look at American problems from an international perspective.”

-Kyra Busch, IU Overseas Study Participant, Thailand