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.

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  • Madrid

    May 6, 2022

    On Friday afternoon, May 6th (local time), an explosion occurred in the Salamanca neighborhood of central Madrid. At the time of this alert several injuries have been reported. Police and firefighters are responding to the event and have cordoned off streets around the building. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear, though some reports indicate the blast could be related to ongoing renovations in the building.

    The ISA Madrid resident staff have been in direct communication with students regarding the explosion, advising them to avoid the area and check in with friends and family back home. ISA does not have student accommodations in the area nearby to the incident and will continue to monitor the situation and advise students accordingly.
  • Seoul and Busan

    March 24, 2022

    According to reports from South Korean authorities, on March 24th, North Korea launched a suspected Intercontinental Ballistic Missile off that landed approximately 100 miles off Japan’s western coast. No damage or injuries have been reported as a result. 
    WorldStrides resident staff in Seoul and Busan have spoken with students regarding the launch and report calm in their respective cities. All WorldStrides programs in South Korea continue to run as normal. WorldStrides will continue to monitor the situation and update students and this alert 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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