Alerts

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

Stay up-to-date
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.

  • Wed, 11/13/2019

    CIEE Security Alert – Israel

    All CIEE students are confirmed safe following air and artillery assaults that began yesterday in Gaza. According to international news reporting, thus far, over 20 people far been killed in Gaza by Israeli airstrikes in response to rocket attacks from Gaza that left dozens of Israelis injured....

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  • Wed, 11/06/2019

    CIEE Security Alert - Jordan

    According to media reports, on Wednesday, 6 November, as many as eight people including four foreign nationals from Mexico and Switzerland were injured, along with a member of the security forces and a tour guide, during a stabbing attack in the city of Jerash. Reports suggest that the incident...

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  • Mon, 11/04/2019

    CIEE Security Alert - Chile (Update)

    According to the United States Geological Society (USGS), a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the vicinity of Illapel, Chile on Monday, 4 November (150 miles north of Valparaiso, Chile). There have been no reports as yet of any Chilean damage or casualties.

    Shortly following the...

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  • Mon, 10/28/2019

    CIEE Security Alert – Chile (Update)

    The State of Emergency imposed in multiple regions (to include Santiago and Valparaiso) due to the past violent unrest was lifted at 0000hrs (0300 UTC) today, Monday, 28 October.  Curfews in both Santiago and Valparaiso were also lifted over the weekend prior to this.  Multiple planned...

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  • Sat, 10/26/2019

    CIEE Security Alert – Chile (Update)

    Nighttime curfews in Santiago and Valparaiso were lifted by the military on Saturday, 26 October, after a week of demonstrations that prompted authorities to enforce extraordinary measures. However, despite this encouraging news, the general state of emergency continues as of Saturday, 26...

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  • Fri, 10/25/2019

    CIEE Security Alert - Chile (Update)

    Chile’s two-week state of emergency remains in place and curfews currently vary by city, as protests continue to occur in various locations throughout the country, including Santiago and Valparaiso. All CIEE Participants throughout Chile have been confirmed safe, and local CIEE staff...

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  • Wed, 10/23/2019

    CIEE Security Alert – Barcelona, Spain (Update)

    Yesterday’s demonstrations were again peaceful in Barcelona, and no violent incidents were reported. No demonstrations were reported to have occurred today. CIEE students were notified of a large demonstration planned for 5:00 pm this coming Saturday and reminded of the possibility of...

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  • Wed, 10/23/2019

    CIEE Security Alert – Chile (Update)

    Chile’s two-week state of emergency remains in place and curfews continue to be announced day-by-day as protests occur in various locations throughout the country, including Santiago and Valparaiso.

    Local CIEE staff are in regular contact with our participants and their host...

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  • Tue, 10/22/2019

    CIEE Security Alert - Barcelona (UPDATE)

    On Monday, 14 October, nine Catalan leaders, charged with sedition following the failed 2017 Catalan independence referendum, were sentenced by the Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid, prompting immediate and widespread protests in Barcelona and across the region.

    The protests are likely to...

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  • Tue, 10/22/2019

    CIEE Security Alert - Santiago, Chile (Update)

    Santiago and Valparaíso, among other cities, closed their fourth consecutive day of protests on Monday, 21 October, with fresh clashes between security forces and demonstrators as its curfew was extended through Tuesday.

    Protests are occurring in various areas in downtown Santiago today...

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  • Tue, 10/22/2019

    CIEE Security Alert – Valparaíso, Chile (Update)

    Santiago and Valparaíso, among other cities, closed their fourth consecutive day of protests on Monday, 21 October, with fresh clashes between security forces and demonstrators as its curfew was extended through Tuesday.

    Protests are occurring in various areas in downtown Valparaíso...

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  • Mon, 10/21/2019

    CIEE Security Alert – Chile (UPDATE)

    Some trade unions and other social organizations called for a nationwide general strike on Monday, 21 October. The strike is in response to a curfew being imposed during recent unrest and the deployment of military personnel on the streets. Those calling for the strike say the recent security...

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  • Sun, 10/20/2019

    CIEE Security Alert - Chile

    Chile’s protests, and state of emergency, have expanded from Santiago to other cities, including Valparaiso. All CIEE participants in Chile have been confirmed safe.

    Chile’s President Piñera has announced that he would be suspending the proposed transportation fare increases...

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  • Sat, 10/19/2019

    CIEE Security Alert - Santiago, Chile

    All CIEE participants in Santiago, Chile are safe following unrest related to a metro fare increase. Chile’s president has declared a state of emergency in Santiago due to the unrest, which has included property damage as well as injuries from clashes between police and protesters....

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  • Fri, 10/18/2019

    CIEE Security Alert - Barcelona, Spain (Update)

    Protests and demonstrations continue in Barcelona, Spain.  The demonstrations are predominantly peaceful during the day but have included some clashes between the police and protesters in the evenings, and daytime clashes are a possibility.  Until now, daytime demonstrations...

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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.