blog postsEvents in ParisNov 14, 2015 1:00 pm3 views Illinois International is deeply saddened by what transpired in Paris on Friday, November 13. Our thoughts are with the French people, our French community here at the University of Illinois, and all those affected by these events. We are relieved that University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff in the vicinity have reported their safety and we continue to monitor events closely.Message on Worldwide Travel AlertNov 24, 2015 9:00 am2 views The U.S. Department of State has issued a Worldwide Travel AlertAlert for BrusselsMar 22, 2016 7:15 am9 views An important message from the Office of International Safety and Security regarding the attacks in Brussels. Please share with other Illinois students abroad in Belgium.U.S. Department of State Worldwide Caution (Sept 9th)Mar 31, 2016 10:30 am8 views On September 9, 2016 the U.S. Department of State updated its Worldwide Caution. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Office of International Safety and Security offers more information about what this means for International Travelers.Yellow Fever Vaccine ShortageFeb 2, 2017 12:00 pm151 views Due to the worldwide shortage of Yellow Fever vaccinations, students planning to study abroad in countries that require this vaccine need to plan accordingly.Electronic Device Ban on Flights from Middle East/North Africa to USMar 22, 2017 3:30 pm11 views Information and recommendations from the Office of International Safety and Security regarding the Electronic Device Ban on all flights from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey, UAE, and Saudi Arabia to the United States.Border Searches of Electronic DevicesMar 22, 2017 5:30 pm21 views Information from the Office of International Safety and Security regarding border searches of electronic devices.U.S. Department of State issues travel alert for Europe (May 1st)May 2, 2017 10:45 am38 views On May 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Alert for Europe. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Office of International Safety and Security offers more information about what this means for International Travelers.International Safety and Security Update: ManchesterMay 25, 2017 5:15 pm96 views An important message from the Office of International Safety and Security regarding the attack in Manchester.Making Travel Easier: Preparing for TSAAug 1, 2017 1:15 pm83 views Information and resources for students, faculty, and staff on navigating security checkpoints at airports.International Safety and Security Update: BarcelonaAug 28, 2017 3:45 pm42 views An important message from International Safety and Security regarding the attack in Barcelona.U.S. Embassy Mexico Alerts Regarding Travel to Mexico During Spring BreakMar 8, 2018 1:00 pm103 views As members of the University of Illinois community prepare for travel around spring break, International Safety & Security wants to inform potential travelers to the Cancun area of Mexico of an Embassy Security Alert issued on March 7, 2018 for Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.Event Recap: Inaugural Round Table on Faculty-Led ProgramsApr 16, 2018 4:15 pm8 views International Safety and Security hosted the inaugural Round Table Discussion on Faculty-Led Programs, drawing together Illinois faculty and staff to discuss leading student programs abroad.University of Illinois System to provide International Insurance for faculty & staff who enroll their travelAug 1, 2019 1:15 pm989 views An extension of a new University of Illinois Board of Trustees policy will waive the International Insurance fee for faculty and staff who register their travel abroad.Travel to China (Jan. 31)Jan 31, 2020 1:00 pm622 views Guidance for faculty, staff, and students on travel to China during the spring 2020 semester.Update on Programs in Italy (Feb. 24)Feb 24, 2020 11:30 am2144 views Guidance for students on programs in Italy during the spring 2020 semester.Advice to Depart Italy (Feb. 28)Feb 28, 2020 9:30 pm1140 views New Guidance: University of Illinois Students Required to Depart Italy (Feb. 29)Feb 29, 2020 9:30 pm6241 views The University is requiring that all students depart Italy at their earliest and reasonable opportunity for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.New Changes and University of Illinois Assistance if Departing South Korea (March 1)Mar 1, 2020 9:15 am1468 views Updates and changes for students studying abroad in South Korea.Study Abroad Early Departure (March 2)Mar 2, 2020 1:00 pm3359 views Update for all study abroad program participants related to the recent Centers for Disease Control guidance to U.S. higher education institutions.Coronavirus message sent to faculty members, staff, students from Chancellor & Provost (March 2)Mar 3, 2020 8:45 am0 views With the continued uncertainty caused by the rapidly changing coronavirus disease (COVID-19), here are several important updates that affect our university community.Follow-Up Guidance on Early Departure (March 3)Mar 3, 2020 7:15 pm1061 views Follow-up guidance for students in Italy, South Korea, and others who are departing their study abroad program early.Early Departure Timelines (March 4)Mar 4, 2020 5:45 pm1435 views Important information about returning the Departure Planning & In-Take Form, the timing of departure from study abroad locations as appropriate, and international insurance updates.Students Strongly Advised to Depart Europe (March 10)Mar 10, 2020 11:15 am1520 views As incidences of coronavirus across Europe continue to increase, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign strongly advises that students reconsider studying abroad in Europe and return to the United States.Students Required to Depart Study Abroad Sites (March 11)Mar 11, 2020 11:45 pm2389 views The University of Illinois is canceling all international study abroad for all students beginning March 14.Additional travel arrangement assistanceMar 12, 2020 1:00 pm503 views Due to the influx of requests for assistance with travel arrangements, the University of Illinois is adding an additional resource. Study Abroad Departure Planning: Academic Information (March 13)Mar 13, 2020 11:00 am528 views Follow-up guidance on academics for study abroad students departing their program.Depart from Europe As Soon As Possible (March 18)Mar 18, 2020 12:30 pm160 views Follow-up guidance for students departing from Europe in the coming days, students who may need to transit through Europe from Africa or the Middle East should review this as well.Depart Oceania As Soon As Possible (March 19)Mar 19, 2020 7:30 pm58 views This is an update regarding international flights from Australia for students in Oceania.Department of State Advice to Return As Soon As Possible (March 19)Mar 19, 2020 7:45 pm581 views The U.S. Department of State (DoS) elevated the global travel advisory to Level 4, Do Not Travel. Updated guidance for University of Illinois travelers can be found here.Fall 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21 Study Abroad Programs (April 22)Apr 22, 2020 1:30 pm2817 views An update on Fall 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21 programs.Spring 2021 Study Abroad Planning Update (August 10)Aug 10, 2020 4:00 pm66 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is evaluating the resumption of study abroad for the Spring 2021 semester.