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University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)

Worldwide Alerts
The UCEAP Systemwide Office is committed to offering reliable information to UCEAP staff, faculty, and students and their parents regarding relevant health precautions and potential risks. 
 
UCEAP's emergency management framework includes planning, preparation and response. We have experienced staff in California and abroad, local partners, UCEAP insurance, security, and assistance providers, and procedures and policies to quickly respond and to guide the initial response.
 
UCEAP participants are responsible for their own health and safety through the decisions they make before and during their program and by their daily choices and behaviors while on UCEAP. Preparing before an emergency plays a vital role in ensuring that students know where to go, how to reach out to emergency contacts, and know how to keep themselves safe. Experience with past emergencies has shown that all UCEAP constituents, including students, need to be informed and act in a coordinated manner for the response to be effective. 
 
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Update
LAST UPDATED: 10/20/2014 11:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)
 
All UCEAP students in Accra are safe. There are no confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) in Ghana. The UCEAP Study Center Director is in regular communication with students and provides advice and information. 
 
UCEAP does not operate programs in Ebola-affected countries and all student travel is strictly restricted. 
 
  • Currently, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Travel Warning Level 3: Defer nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. No other African countries are included in this warning. Cases of Ebola were diagnosed in Nigeria and Senegal, but all contacts in both countries have now completed their 21-day follow up, with no further cases reported.

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Occupy Central protests, Hong Kong SAR
LAST UPDATED: 10/20/2014 9:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)
 

​All UCEAP students are strongly encouraged to avoid ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

All UCEAP programs in Hong Kong will proceed as scheduled. UCEAP partners are continuously monitoring the situation and report that at the moment it is “business as usual”. The campus areas are peaceful and have not been affected.


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Cholera outbreak in Ghana
LAST UPDATED: 10/15/2014 7:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)
 
​UCEAP programs at the University of Ghana proceed as scheduled.
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Turkey: Demonstrations and strikes
LAST UPDATED: 10/10/2014 7:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)
 
All UCEAP programs in Turkey will proceed as scheduled​.​
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Ceasefire Update Gaza/Israel
LAST UPDATED: 9/15/2014 7:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)
 
The 2014-2015 fall and academic year UCEAP programs in Israel have been postponed, with a scheduled arrival date of October 18th, 2014.  

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Mexico
LAST UPDATED: 9/5/2014 7:30 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)
 
  • UCEAP in Mexico proceeds as scheduled.

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Jerusalem Clashes
LAST UPDATED: 7/25/2014 8:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)
 

The 2014-2015 fall and academic year UCEAP programs in Israel have been postponed, with a scheculed arrival date of October 18, 2014.


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Thailand: Coup and Curfew
LAST UPDATED: 6/23/2014 7:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)
 
  • All 14-15 UCEAP programs in Thailand will proceed as scheduled unless there is a drastic deterioration of the security situation. 

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Caribbean: Level 1 Watch Chikungunya
LAST UPDATED: 6/18/2014 3:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)
 
​The CIEE program proceeds as scheduled.
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Avian Influenza A(H7N9)
LAST UPDATED: 1/8/2014 7:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time)
 
  • UCEAP programs are proceeding as scheduled.
  • Travelers are not considered to be at increased risk of infection unless direct and unprotected exposure to infected birds (including feathers, feces, and under-cooked meat and egg products) occurs.

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UCEAP in Egypt
LAST UPDATED: 1/27/2014 11:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time)
 
After a thorough assessment, UCEAP reached a difficult decision to suspend its 14-15 operations through AUC in Egypt.


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Additional Information from the U.S. Department of State

The Department of State’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers the Consular Information Program, which informs U.S. citizens about conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security while traveling.