Al-Shabab gunmen have reportedly attacked a college in northeast Kenya early this morning. The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi sent an Emergency Message saying it is an ongoing attack at Moi University, Garissa Campus, in Garissa, Kenya.
Garissa is in a remote part of Kenya, far from where students are placed for their internships. The University has long prohibited student travel to the northeastern province of Kenya, which includes Garissa, and students who violate the policy risk expulsion from the program. All students are safe and have been accounted for.
Student safety is of the utmost importance to the Learning Abroad Center and the University of Minnesota. Together we continue to assess the security situation, taking into account information provided by the U.S. State Department, our insurance partners, and our onsite staff and partners. We currently do not plan to withdraw students or cancel activities in Kenya. However, we will continue to monitor the situation and, should conditions change, we are prepared to act accordingly.
Friday May 08, 3–4 p.m.
Take a study break and learn about the 13 unique Global Seminars the Learning Abroad Center is offering over the 2015-2016 Winter Break and May Session. Global Seminars are three-week study abroad programs led by University of Minnesota faculty and staff. These programs are experiential in nature and offer a great way for students to get a taste of study abroad.