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.

  • Seoul and Busan

    March 24, 2022

    According to reports from South Korean authorities, on March 24th, North Korea launched a suspected Intercontinental Ballistic Missile off that landed approximately 100 miles off Japan’s western coast. No damage or injuries have been reported as a result. 
    WorldStrides resident staff in Seoul and Busan have spoken with students regarding the launch and report calm in their respective cities. All WorldStrides programs in South Korea continue to run as normal. WorldStrides will continue to monitor the situation and update students and this alert accordingly.
  • Kyiv

    March 4, 2022

    ISA is constantly monitoring the security situation across Europe following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  Our thoughts are with the Ukranian people and all those affected by this conflict. 

    ISA does not host any programs in Ukraine or Russia or nearby Belarus and Moldova. Participants are prohibited from traveling independently to these countries during their program.

    We have been in contact with our teams in Europe and our program locations remain safe for our students. At this time, we are not making any changes to Spring 2022 programs currently in progress and expect them to run as planned. We also do not anticipate any alterations to upcoming Summer 2022 programs and look forward to welcoming those students abroad soon. 

    ISA Resident Staff continue to support students abroad and have reminded students of resources available in the event they need additional support processing the events taking place in Ukraine. Our Health and Safety team will continue to follow developments closely and, should any program adjustments need to be made, we will immediately communicate those with our students and U.S. partner institutions.


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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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