Alerts

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

  • Sun, 12/16/2018

    CIEE Security Alert – Belgium

    There are media reports of clashes between demonstrators and police forces in Brussels related to immigration protests. Students were cautioned to avoid all demonstrations, most have departed for the holidays, and CIEE Brussels has received no indication that the demonstrations have impacted any...

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  • Sat, 12/15/2018

    CIEE Security Alert – France (Update 5)

    According to local media reports on 15 December, up to 40 people have been detained so far in Paris in connection with the ongoing, fifth instalment of the Yellow Vest protests. So far, the protests have proved to be considerably smaller than the previous Yellow Vest demonstrations. Footage...

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  • Tue, 12/11/2018

    CIEE Security Alert – France (Update 4)

    CIEE continues to closely monitor civil unrest in France.  All CIEE participants in France remain safe and unharmed by the demonstrations.

     

    In Rennes, students protesting proposed educational reforms blocked campus access and disrupted classes at the University of...

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  • Sat, 12/08/2018

    CIEE Security Alert – France and Belgium (Update)

    CIEE continues to closely monitor the “Yellow Vest” protests and other associated movements in France and Belgium. 

    According to reports on Saturday, 8 December, police deployed water cannons during clashes with protesters on the Champs Elysees in the vicinity of the Arc...

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  • Fri, 12/07/2018

    CIEE Security Alert – France (Update 3)

    CIEE continues to closely monitor the “Yellow Vest” protests.  All CIEE participants in France remain safe and unharmed by recent events.  

    According to national media outlets, authorities have announced that a number of tourist attractions within central Paris will...

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  • Wed, 12/05/2018

    CIEE Security Alert – France (Update 2)

    CIEE continues to closely monitor the “Yellow Vest” protests.  All CIEE participants in France remain safe and unharmed by recent events.  Today, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that he was abandoning a proposed fuel-tax hike in an attempt to prevent further...

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  • Tue, 12/04/2018

    CIEE Security Alert – France

    CIEE continues to closely monitor the “Yellow Vest” protests throughout France.  All CIEE participants in France have been confirmed safe and unharmed by recent events.

    The demonstration, which began in mid-November, which relate to discontent from rising fuel prices and...

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  • Sun, 12/02/2018

    CIEE Security Alert – France and Belgium

    CIEE continues to monitor the “Yellow Jacket” Protests throughout France and Belgium, some of which have turned violent over the weekend.  The protests are related to discontent from rising fuel prices and taxes. CIEE Participants in France and Belgium have been advised to avoid...

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  • Mon, 10/29/2018

    CIEE Security Alert – Rome

    Rome is experiencing adverse weather conditions including high winds and predictions of heavy thunderstorms. Rome’s mayor ordered all schools to remain closed today and tomorrow (October 29 and 30). The ordinance was issued in response to the Department of Public Safety's recent...

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  • Sat, 10/13/2018

    CIEE Security Alert - Portugal

    On Saturday, 13 October, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal released a Weather Alert regarding Hurricane Leslie for mainland Portugal.  “Hurricane Leslie is expected to impact portions of mainland Portugal, and the Madeira and Porto Santo islands between 14:00 p.m. on Saturday,...

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  • Thu, 09/20/2018

    CIEE Security Alert - Tanzania

    According to emerging media reports on Thursday, 20 September, the MV Nyerere ferry has capsized while transporting passengers between Bugorara and Ukala islands in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Officials are currently responding to the incident, but fear that scores of passengers may have died....

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  • Sat, 09/15/2018

    CIEE Security Alert – Hong Kong

    On Sunday, 16 September (Saturday 15 September 2345 UTC), the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) has issued a Number 9 Storm Signal which indicates that winds are expected to increase significantly as Typhoon Mangkhut moves closer to Hong Kong.  The Typhoon will soon pass about 100 km (62 miles)...

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  • Tue, 09/04/2018

    CIEE Security Alert - Japan

    Meteorological agencies report that Typhoon Jebi made landfall on Tuesday in eastern Shikoku at around 1200 hrs (0300 UTC) on Tuesday, 4 September. Jebi is classified as a Category 1 Typhoon and saw winds reach speeds of up to 216 km/h (135mph). We have contacted all CIEE Japan participants to...

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  • Thu, 08/30/2018

    CIEE Security Alert - Toronto

    According to emerging social media feeds on Thursday, 30 August, an active shooter has been reported at the Yorkdale shopping center, between the Highway 401 Express and Allen Road in Toronto, Ontario province. Emergency responders have been dispatched to the scene and the mall is currently...

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  • Tue, 08/14/2018

    CIEE Security Alert - London

    According to an alert released by the Metropolitan Police on Tuesday, 14 August, a car has crashed into barriers outside Parliament in Westminster. Police quickly arrested the driver of the car and imposed a cordon in the area. A number of injuries have been reported, but the Metropolitan Police...

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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

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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".

Firefox Browser

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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.

Chrome Browser

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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.

Android Devices

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

  • Using the link above, click the green install button to install gReader on your phone.
  • Once installed, open the app and click the plus (+) sign in the upper right.
  • Copy and paste this URL https://www.ciee.org/rss/alerts.xml in the ‘keywords or Url’ and click ‘Search’.
  • Click the orange plus symbol to start receiving alerts.

Apple Devices

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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.

Website Integration

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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.