November 14, 2015
Last night, IFSA-Butler located 20 program students who are visiting Paris over the weekend. The students have reported that they are safe and sheltering-in-place in their Paris accomodations. Parents and home university advisors of these students have been notified of their students' wellbeing.
At this time, IFSA-Butler recommends that all students in Paris continue to shelter-in-place until the French government lifts the State of Emergency and local authorities verify that it is safe to move about the city. Students have been advised to continue with their regularly scheduled travel plans back to their respective study abroad programs. The French airports and train stations are open; however, they are running on a slight delay. Students should therefore contact their transportation provider ahead of time to confirm departure times, as well as arrive at the airport or train station several hours before departure.
IFSA-Butler students with travel plans to Paris this weekend have been advised to reschedule their trips for the time being.
We will continue to monitor developments coming out of France over the weekend. For more information, please see the following resources:
U.S. Embassy (http://france.usembassy.gov/usc_travelinfo.html)
Contact Eryn Espín-Kudzinski, Director of Health, Safety and Security, with any questions or concerns.