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    The 7th Annual One Health Summer Institute takes place May 15 - August 31, 2018.

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Travel Alerts

Update: May 13, 2018 - Ohio State established contact with faculty program leaders of our three academic programs in Paris. In addition, we were in communication with 10 students registered as studying abroad independently for research or at local universities. Verification from program leaders, students and university partners indicate that no students were impacted directly or indirectly by the events.

French authorities have stated that the incident is contained, the assailant has been identified and that they are vigilantly assessing the individual’s history and connections.

Travelers have been reminded of advice and protocol for preparation and response to security incidents in their local context. Ohio State will continue to monitor the events in Paris through the advice of the Department of State, the Overseas Security Advisory Council, the French Interior Ministry and the university's security providers.

May 12, 2018 - Ohio State is aware of a fatal incident involving a stabbing in the Paris Opera District. The motive of the incident is currently unknown. Local news sources report the situation has been contained by local police.

Ohio State currently has three programs in Paris. The program accommodations are not in the same neighborhood as the incident. We are in communication with faculty leaders to verify students studying on the programs were not in the vicinity of the incident.

April 23, 2018 - Ohio State has been monitoring this weekend’s protests in Nicaragua. Ohio State has no known student travelers with current itineraries in Nicaragua. Currently, no firm decisions have been made concerning upcoming summer programming in Nicaragua. Although there are no reports of U.S. citizens being directly impacted by the violence, the U.S. Department of State did issue a series of security messages and elevated their advice for Nicaragua from a Level 2 to Level 3 Travel Advisory. While this change does not automatically lead to changes or curtailment in travel, it does prompt active and deliberate review of the travel. Ohio State remains in active communication with the Overseas Security Advisory Council (U.S. Department of State), Drum Cussac (the provider of our security coverage) and contacts on the ground in Nicaragua concerning the impact of the protests on locations where Ohio State programming is planned to occur.

We are in communication with the faculty and staff program leaders and those students planning to travel concerning the review of travel. We will continue to monitor the situation through professional resources, local contacts and local media to determine if changes to programming or curtailment of travel is prudent.