Greetings from the Office of International Programs at Trinity College. We hope that this message finds you well and that your son or daughter is enjoying his/her time abroad.
Our office is constantly getting updates on worldwide political, climatic and cultural conditions that may affect your son or daughter’s study abroad experience. We will always aim to keep you informed by posting information at the bottom of this page but we also encourage you to visit the website for the United States Department of State
for all the most up to date travel advisories and warnings.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Office of International Programs Staff
- Lisa Sapolis, Director, Office of International Programs, (860) 297-2436 (adviser for Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Northern Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia)
- Brandon Lussier, Assistant Director, Office of International Programs, (860) 297-2364 (adviser for Italy and UK)
- Eleanor Emerson, Program Coordinator, Office of International Programs, (860) 297-4178 (adviser for France, Caribbean, Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Australia and New Zealand)
- Melissa Scully, Program Assistant, Office of International Programs, (860) 297-2005 (adviser for Austria, Czech Rep., Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Scotland, and Russia)
Update on European Travel Warning for Students Studying on Trinity Programs in Barcelona, Paris, and Rome
On October 3, 2011 the United States Department of State issued a travel alert for Europe.
A travel alert is a mid-level caution issued by the U.S. Department of State to caution its citizens about travel to a particular locale. A travel alert calls for travelers to remain vigilant and to be aware of specific concerns identified in the alert—in this case a risk for a terrorist act. Please note that the U.S. government has not advised Americans not to travel to Europe, but to be extra cautious at this time.
We remain in close contact with our program staff abroad and have asked them to alert students to the need to be vigilant, particularly in large European cities and in areas frequented by large numbers of people, such as popular tourist attractions. We have asked our staff to monitor situations in the host country and to keep us and our students updated with any changes (such as possible disruptions in public transportation). In addition, we have asked them to go over emergency protocols with our students.
Please be assured that each of the Trinity programs has an emergency plan and experienced, dedicated personnel on-hand whose first concern is for the safety and well being of our students.