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.

  • Berlin

    June 8, 2022

    On the morning of June 8th, at approximately 10:30 a.m. (local time), a motorist drove into pedestrians nearby to Breitscheidplatz in southwestern Berlin. The motorist was quickly apprehended by authorities. At this time, it is unclear if the fatal incident was accidental or intentional and local authorities are continuing their investigation. 

    The ISA Berlin resident staff have been in contact with all ISA students in the city and advised them to avoid the area. All ISA Berlin students have been accounted for and ISA will continue to monitor the situation and advise students as necessary.
  • 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.
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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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