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Travel Alerts

Monday, April 18, 2-16 - Ohio State is actively monitoring developments following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that occurred off the coast of Ecuador on Saturday, April 16. The university has three known students studying abroad in Ecuador and has been in touch with all three, who were unaffected by the impact. In addition, Ohio State has an upcoming study abroad program traveling to Ecuador in May. The locations of that program, Quito and Cuenca, were largely unaffected by the earthquake in the country’s northwest region. The group is exploring ways in which they may be able to offer assistance as part of their study abroad program. Any additional updates will be posted to the Travel Alerts page.

The Office of International Affairs has received confirmation from the Office of Academic Affairs that the recommendation to suspend undergraduate programming in Turkey has been approved. This recommendation, made by the Ohio State International Travel Policy Committee (ITPC), was based on a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  1. Consecutive reissuance of the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning with increasing concern for security in Turkey
  2. Similar changes in the language by other international government travel advisory services – e.g. UK Foreign Commonwealth Office
  3. The decision by other benchmark universities who are suspending undergraduate travel to Turkey
  4. An increase in the risk rating from our security evacuation provider

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