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.

  • England and Scotland

    February 14, 2022

    Today, February 14th, the University and College Union in the United Kingdom launched ten days of strikes to protest cuts to the pension scheme, pay, and working conditions put forward by Universities UK, a group representing institutions of higher education across the UK. The strike will spread out over three weeks and impact 44 universities in the country.

    The strike action is planned for the following dates:

    Week 1: 5 days - Monday 14 to Friday 18 February
    Week 2: 2 days - Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 February
    Week 3: 3 days - Monday 28 February, Tuesday 1, and Wednesday 2 March

    ISA host institutions are working to mitigate the impact of industrial action on the students on their campuses and will communicate directly with them, where needed, about next steps. Students are being advised to attend classes as normal, and to continue to check their email for updates from their host university, their professors, and/or ISA regarding any potential course suspensions. ISA resident staff have notified all ISA students across the UK of the strike and areas where picket lines are expected to occur. Students have been reminded to avoid any protests or demonstrations and to contact ISA staff with questions. ISA will continue to monitor the situation and advise students accordingly.


  • Madrid
    January 20th, 2021

    Today, January 20th, local authorities responded to reports of a building explosion near the Puerta de Toledo area of Madrid. Authorities have cordoned off the area around the scene around the fatal explosion, which is believed to be the result of a gas leak.

    All ISA students in Madrid are safe and accounted for. Though a distance from ISA housing, students have been in communication with the ISA Madrid resident staff and understand to avoid the vicinity of the blast. ISA will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates as necessary.


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