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.

  • Milan

    October 27, 2022


    At approximately 4:30pm (local time) on October 27th, a fatal stabbing attack occurred in a supermarket in the Assago neighborhood of Milan. Local media outlets report that the suspect was quickly apprehended and, at this time, police have ruled out terror as a motive.

    The incident took place in an area not frequented by ISA students and a distance from ISA housing or host universities. The ISA Milan resident staff has reached out to students to inform them of the incident and encouraged them to reach out to their families at home. ISA will continue to monitor the situation and update students and this Worldwide Alert accordingly.

  • Tokyo

    October 4, 2022


    According to reports from Japanese authorities, at approximately 7:30 a.m. (local time) on October 4th, North Korea launched an intermediate range missile from an area in the northwest of the country. The missile traveled eastward over northern Japan before landing in the Pacific Ocean. No damage or injuries have been reported as a result of the launch, though in Japan some areas in the flight path were notified to seek shelter as a precaution.

    ISA/TEAN resident staff in Tokyo have been in touch with students and report all is calm in the city, which did not receive a notification to seek shelter. All ISA/TEAN programs in Japan continue to run as normal and classes were uninterrupted as a result of the launch. ISA/TEAN will continue to monitor the situation and update students and this Worldwide 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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