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.

  • London


    November 29th, 2019

    On Friday, November 29th, at approximately 2:00 p.m. (local time) London police responded to a knife attack at London Bridge. Local authorities quickly arrived on the scene and neutralized the suspect. Police are treating the situation as a terror incident. The London Bridge station of the London Underground has been closed as police continue with their investigation.

    ISA London staff has communicated with students to make them aware of the incident, advise them of areas to avoid, and instruct them to follow directives of local authorities. Students have been asked to check in with their families back home and let them know they are safe. ISA will continue to monitor the situation and advise students accordingly.

  • Medellin and Barranquilla


    November 21st, 2019

    Today, November 21, large demonstrations took place across Colombia as part of a national strike over economic and political issues.  Protests in Barranquilla and Medellin remained largely peaceful, although a greater security presence was seen in the cities.

    ISA host institutions in Barranquilla and Medellin have rescheduled all exams planned for today, Thursday, November 21.  Exams are expected to resume on a regular schedule tomorrow, Friday, November 22.

    The ISA Colombia resident staff have communicated with students regarding exam schedules, reminded them to stay away from protest areas, and informed them of possible transportation delays. ISA will continue to monitor the situation and update this Worldwide Alert as necessary.

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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.