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.

  • October 3rd, 2023

    In the late afternoon hours of October 3rd, a deadly shooting occurred at the popular Siam Paragon mall in central Bangkok. Local authorities quickly secured the scene and apprehended the suspect in the attack, whose motives remain unknown. A subway station attached to the mall was briefly closed but has since reopened.

    All TEAN Bangkok students are safe and accounted for. The TEAN resident staff has advised students avoid the immediate area around the mall and to check in with their families at home. TEAN will monitor all developments and update this alert accordingly.

  • September 9, 2023

    As of the afternoon hours (local time) on September 9, authorities continue to assess the damage caused by the earthquake. Official reports have confirmed multiple casualties and damage to several villages and cities in the area, with the greatest damage in rural communities near the Atlas mountain range.

    ISA Morocco staff and students safely departed Marrakech this morning and have arrived in Meknes. Students are settling into their host city, where no damage has been reported. ISA Morocco staff will continue to support students as they start their semester and counseling services have been made available to students should they need them. All students have checked in with their families back home. 

    Our Health & Safety team continues to monitor the situation and will update this Worldwide Alert accordingly.

    September 8, 2023

    On the late evening of September 8, an earthquake of 6.8 magnitude occurred in Morocco approximately 70 miles southwest of Marrakech. Shaking has been reported throughout the country with no immediate news of any casualties. 

    ISA resident staff have accounted for all program participants. The group is currently in Marrakech for their orientation before heading to their program city, Meknes. Students have been advised to remain close to their accommodation, check in with their families at home, and avoid all impacted areas until declared safe. Participants are also advised to follow updates from resident staff for any changes in plans to their program itineraries. 

    ISA will continue to monitor the situation and update 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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