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.

  • Prague

    December 21st, 2023

    In the afternoon hours of December 21st, a deadly shooting occurred in central Prague at a building operated by Charles University. Local authorities quickly secured the scene and reported that the threat was neutralized. At this time, the area around Jan Palach Square remains closed as police investigate the incident.

    All ISA programs in Prague finished by December 16th and ISA is not currently hosting any students in the city. ISA will continue to closely monitor the situation and update this alert as necessary. 
  • Dublin

    November 24th, 2023

    On Thursday afternoon, November 23rd, a knife attack in the Dublin city center injured a woman and three children. Dublin police quickly apprehended the suspect and secured the area around the scene. Local authorities did not immediately disclose a motive for the crime.

    Several hours later, protests began near the area of the incident and soon escalated into looting and the burning of police cars and public buses. Dublin police reported that calm was restored at approximately 11pm that evening (local time). 

    The ISA Dublin resident staff has accounted for and confirmed the safety of all students on Dublin Fall 2023 programs. Students have been advised to follow directives of local authorities and check in with their loved ones at home. All ISA host universities in Dublin are continuing classes on Friday, November 24th, as scheduled. ISA will continue to advise students and update this 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.


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