CEA Study Abroad Updates

At CEA, student safety, health, and well-being is our priority. While CEA cannot guarantee the absolute safety of any program participant, we have implemented safety protocols and established emergency response procedures in all our international locations and at our U.S. Headquarters. We will continuously update this page with any news about events abroad. CEA advisors are also available to talk with students and parents; please call 1.800.266.4441 or E-mail us with concerns or questions. Institutional representatives should contact University Relations.

July 21, 2019 : London, England, Incident in London Tube

CEA is aware of the tear gassing incident that occurred at Oxford Circus station on the London Metro Rail, commonly known as the Tube.  At this time, all students attending London-based programs have been confirmed as safe and no student has been impacted by the event. 

Students have been reminded of CEA’s Student Emergency Protocol. Should they encounter an emergency situation, CEA advises:

  1.  Seek immediate safety or shelter in place.
  2. Reach out to their Emergency Contacts to confirm they are safe.
  3. Respond to messaging from CEA.
  4. Follow the directions of local authorities.

For other updates, please consult the U.S. Department of State.

June 26, 2019 : San Jose Costa Rica, Costa Rica Earthquake

CEA is aware of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred near Puntarenas, Costa Rica, about 48 miles west of San Jose.  All CEA students and staff are safe, and there has been no disruption of services or classes.  For further information please visit the U.S. Department of State at state.gov or the U.S. Geological Survey at usgs.gov.

May 24, 2019 : Lyon, France, Incident in Lyon

CEA is monitoring the situation in Lyon, France, where a small parcel was detonated and injured 13 persons in the vicinity.  At this time we are unaware of any CEA students in Lyon, or who have been impacted by this event.  For further information please visit the U.S. Department of State at www.state.gov.

April 15, 2019 : Paris, France, Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

CEA is greatly saddened by the reported fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, and keeps all first responders and French citizens in mind with this tragic event.  All CEA students have been accounted for as safe, and given direction by CEA Paris staff to avoid the area, be mindful of traffic restrictions and metro closures, and allow sufficient time to arrive at their destinations in the city.  CEA Center classes are planned for their regularly scheduled times on April 16.

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