ISA Worldwide Alerts

The following alerts are to the best of ISA's knowledge gathered from direct observation, U.S. Department of State recommendations, Overseas Security Advisory Council reports, CDC and WHO guidance, and expert consultation. Information is subject to change.

  • Sydney

    April 13th, 2024

    On Saturday afternoon, April 13th, a fatal knife attack occurred at the Westfield Mall in the Sydney Bondi Junction area. Sydney police neutralized the suspect and secured the area around the scene. Local authorities did not immediately disclose a motive for the crime; however, initial reports indicate they do not suspect it to be terrorism related.  

    The TEAN Sydney resident staff has advised all students to avoid the area of the incident, follow directives of local authorities, and check in with their loved ones at home. All TEAN students who live in the Bondi Junction area are safe and accounted for. TEAN will continue to advise students and update this alert, as necessary.

  • Valencia

    February 22nd, 2024

    In the late afternoon hours of February 22nd (local time), a deadly fire was reported in an apartment block in the Campanar neighborhood of Valencia. Local firefighting crews responded and have asked the public to avoid the area while they work to control the blaze. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

    The ISA Valencia resident staff have been in direct communication with students regarding the fire, advising them to avoid the area and check in with friends and family back home. ISA does not have student accommodations in the affected building or nearby area. ISA will continue to monitor the situation and advise students accordingly.

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For further information, please refer to ISA’s Health and Safety section, particularly the information regarding the monitoring of world-wide security levels.


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