Alerts

Here you will find a list of active alerts to help communicate any health and safety updates regarding our students on programs.

SAFETY UPDATE

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Sign up to receive RSS alerts from CIEE about significant emergency events via email, an alert notification on a web browser, and/or a push-notification on your cell phone or other mobile device.

  • Sun, 03/15/2020

    CIEE Security Alert – Morocco

    CIEE is monitoring news media reports indicating that on Sunday, 15 March, the Moroccan government announced a suspension of all international flights in and out of the country until further notice due to concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus. Evidently, the travel suspension has...

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  • Sat, 03/14/2020

    CIEE Health Alert - Information on European Travel Ban (Update)

    The U.S. government has announced that the United Kingdom and Ireland will be added to the recent US proclamation banning travel to the U.S. for the next 30 days EXCEPT FOR U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The UK and Ireland will be subject to the same travel restriction imposed this week...

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  • Sat, 03/14/2020

    CIEE Security Alert – Jordan

    As part of numerous measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Kingdom of Jordan has announced it will stop ALL passenger flights to and from Jordan starting Tuesday, 17 March.

     

    CIEE has informed all students of this development and, given the indefinite nature of the...

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  • Wed, 03/11/2020

    CIEE Alert - Information on European Travel Ban

    We are aware that in tonight's address from the Oval Office President Trump referenced new travel guidance for flights from Europe that will go into effect this Friday. A statement posted on the Department of Homeland Security website states clearly that this new travel restriction applies...

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  • Fri, 02/28/2020

    CIEE Health Alert - Italy (Update)

    Late on February 28th, the US Department of State (DoS) issued an updated Travel Advisory for Italy raising the advisory level to “Level 3 - Reconsider travel to Italy due to a recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus).” In addition, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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  • Sun, 02/23/2020

    CIEE Health Alert - Italy

    CIEE has no reports of any participants or staff contracting COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to date in any country.  CIEE Staff in both Ferrara and Rome continue to follow the latest developments and government restrictions in Italy. CIEE participants in Italy are being advised to strictly adhere...

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  • Sun, 02/09/2020

    CIEE Security Alert - Thailand

    CIEE participants in Thailand are unharmed following yesterday’s mass shooting in a mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. CIEE’s Khon Khaen Center is over 100 miles from where the event occurred and has accounted for all students. A Teach Abroad participant working in the region...

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  • Wed, 01/29/2020

    CIEE Global Health Alert – 2019-nCoV

    There is an ongoing outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus (2019 – nCoV) which began in Wuhan, China in December 2019.  There are at least 6,000 confirmed cases of the virus globally, a vast majority of which are in Hubei province, China. Media reports also indicate that 132 deaths...

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  • Tue, 01/28/2020

    CIEE Health Alert - China

    The Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak which began in Wuhan, China, and has affected many other cities both in China and internationally, continues. Thankfully, CIEE has no reports of any on-site CIEE students or staff being sickened by the coronavirus.

    On the afternoon of 27 January...

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  • Tue, 01/07/2020

    CIEE Security Alert – Heightened Tensions in Middle East

    CIEE is actively monitoring the heightened tensions in the Middle East as a result of the U.S. military action in Iraq. Our Health, Safety, & Security team is in regular contact with the U.S. State Department as well as local staff and security organizations in each of our locations, and is...

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  • Fri, 01/03/2020

    CIEE Security Alert - Paris

    According to international media sources, French police have shot dead a man on Friday, 3 January, in the commune of Villejuif, a suburb of Paris, after he stabbed several people in an alleged attack at the Hautes-Bruyères departmental park, killing one and injuring two others. The incident...

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  • Fri, 01/03/2020

    CIEE Security Alert – Sydney

    CIEE continues to monitor the wildfire situation and high temperatures in Australia.  New South Wales (NSW) has declared a third State of Emergency for the state of NSW ahead of worsening fire conditions predicted for Saturday, 4 January.  The city of Sydney and the location of the...

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  • Wed, 12/25/2019

    CIEE Security Alert – Valparaiso

    According to international media reports on Wednesday, 25 December, scores of houses have been destroyed and tens of thousands are without power following wildfires close to Valparaiso.

    CIEE Valparaíso has confirmed that the only student currently on program is safe and that the city is...

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Sign Up to Receive Alerts

CIEE’s Health, Safety, and Security updates are now available at your fingertips through our RSS feed. This web-based news feed will allow you to automatically receive alerts from CIEE about significant emergency events via email, an alert notification on a web browser, and/or a push-notification on your cell phone or other mobile device.

Outlook contains a built in RSS reader that allows you to receive alerts just like an email.

  • In the main Mail navigation panel to the left in Outlook, you will find a ‘RSS Feeds’ or ‘RSS Subscriptions’ folder (expand all menu’s/folders if you do not see either).
  • Right click the RSS folder and select “Add a New RSS Feed…”
  • Enter the following URL into the popup window, https://www.ciee.org/rss/alerts.xml, and click ‘Add’.
  • Approve the next message and any active alerts will begin to flow into this Outlook folder, which should automatically be titled “CIEE Alerts”.

To remove the CIEE Alerts Feed and keep downloaded content:'

  • Click the File tab.
  • Click Account Settings, and then click Account Settings.
  • On the RSS Feeds tab, under Feed Name, click the RSS Feed, and then click Remove.

To forward RSS alerts from your Outlook account to a personal email address:

  • Subscribe to the CIEE Alerts feed following the steps above.
  • Click 'File' in the Outlook toolbar and select "Rules and Alerts".
  • Click "New Rule..."
  • Click to highlight "Apply rule on messages | receive" then click "Next >".
  • Check "from RSS Feeds with specified text in the title".
  • Click the 'specified text' link in the Step 2 section and select "CIEE Alerts". Click "Next >".
  • Check off "forward it to people or public group".
  • Click the 'people or public group' link in the Step 2 section and enter your other email address.
  • Click Finish.
  • Check off 'Enable rules on all messages downloaded from RSS Feeds'.
  • Click "OK".

Unlike Outlook, most email services do not provide built-in RSS support. However, there are many free website which can send you an email every time a new item is added to an RSS feed. You use any website you like, but here is a free one. Note, blogtrottr.com does include ads in the emails you receive.

  • Click the link to visit Blogtrottr.
  • In the first field, delete 'http://' already filled in, then copy and paste this URL into that field: https://www.ciee.org/rss/alerts.xml
  • Enter your email address in the second field.
  • Leave the third field set to 'Realtime'
  • Click the 'Feed me' button
  • Look for a confirmation email from Blogtrottr, and click the link to receive RSS alerts.

We recommend using a Firefox add-on to read RSS feeds. One option is Freebro Reader.

  • Click the link and select Add to Firefox. A new radio tower icon will appear on your browser.
  • Click the icon and select Open Feed Reader. Then click Add a new feed in the middle of that page.
  • Paste this URL https://www.ciee.org/rss/alerts.xml in the Feed URL box and put CIEE Alerts in the Title field and click Save.
  • Now clicking the radio tower icon will always display CIEE’s active safety alerts. You will need to click each current alert to mark it as “read”. Once read, you can go back to review alerts by clicking All Items on the left.
  • NEW ALERTS: When CIEE publishes a new alert, you will see a blue number on the radio tower icon to let you know of the new alert.

Unlike Firefox, Chrome does not have a built-in RSS reader, however, there are many free add-on’s available in the Chrome Web Store. You can select any that you like, but here is one we recommend.

  • Click Slick RSS and click the blue ‘+ Add to Chrome’ button and Add Extension to install.
  • Click the new radio tower icon in the top of your browser, followed by the ‘Add Feeds’ button on the left.
  • Enter “CIEE Alerts” in the name field and this URL, https://www.ciee.org/rss/alerts.xml, in the URL field.
  • Click ‘Add’, then ‘Save’ to complete the process.
  • Now clicking the radio tower icon will always display CIEE’s active safety alerts. You will need to click the X on each current alert to mark it as “read.”
  • NEW ALERTS: When CIEE publishes a new alert, you will see a blue number on the radio tower icon to let you know of the new alert.

There are multiple RSS apps in the Google Play Store. One option is feeder.co.

  • Using the link above, download and install the feeder.co app.
  • Create an account with your email address.
  • Click the three dots in the upper right of the app and select ‘Add Feed.’
  • Enter the following URL on the URL line, www.ciee.org/rss/alerts.xml.
  • Click ‘Submit’.
  • Make sure the ‘Push notifications’ option checked off.
  • Click ‘Save’.
  • Click the orange plus symbol to start receiving alerts.

There are multiple RSS apps in the App Store. One option is feeder.co.

  • Using the link above, download and install the feeder.co app.
  • Create an account with email address.
  • When prompted select ‘Allow Push Notifications’.
  • In the bottom corner select 'Edit' followed by the '+ Feed' button.
  • Enter the following URL on the URL line, www.ciee.org/rss/alerts.xml.
  • Select 'Add Feed'.
  • In the Results at the bottom of the screen, turn on the CIEE Alerts feed.

Websites can display RSS feeds automatically whenever a new alert is distributed. Different content management systems (CMS) have different methods of integrating RSS feeds. As such, we would recommend that the institution provide this material to their web team for assistance on including the CIEE RSS feed into an area of their website.