On Friday, November 22 the US Department of State issued a travel warning for Venezuela. The travel warning announced strict security protocols for Caracas and the implementation of a three-zone approach for US government personnel in the city.
The Learning Abroad Center's Venezuela program is far from Caracas, and students are forbidden from traveling to the city. After consultation with our security information services, insurance providers, the US Department of State, the Overseas Advisory Counsel (OSAC), our on-site staff, and the University International Travel Risk Assessment and Advisory Committee (ITRAAC), we have concluded that there is no reason to withdraw students from Venezuela as a result of the new travel warning. However, we will continue to monitor the situation closely.
In the meantime, we have encouraged students to communicate with their families and remain vigilant.
Read more about the Learning Abroad Center’s emergency procedures.
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