Learning Abroad Center

Safety Archive

Security Situation in Kenya: 1/15/19

On Tuesday, January 15 at approximately 3:00 p.m. local time gunmen attacked the DusitD2 hotel in the Westlands district of Nairobi. The US Embassy in Nairobi sent a security alert with more information regarding the incident.

The Learning Abroad Center does not currently have any students in Kenya, but students will be arriving soon for spring semester. We are actively in communication with inbound students and have detailed student and emergency support processes in place. Student safety is of the utmost importance to the Learning Abroad Center and the University of Minnesota, and we will continue to closely monitor the situation.