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U.S. Department of State issues travel alert for Europe following Belgium attack

March 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of State has issued a travel alert for Europe following Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Belgium. Virginia Tech will continue to closely monitor the situation and will offer updates as necessary.

University reaches out to students, faculty in Europe following Belgium attack

March 22, 2016

Following today’s terrorist attacks in Belgium, Virginia Tech immediately began to contact all students and faculty studying, teaching, or engaged in research in Europe.

Virginia Tech does not have any students studying in Belgium, but there was one Virginia Tech student traveling in Belgium. A university official has made contact with the student and is currently working to help the student return to Germany, the home base for the student’s study abroad program.

The U.S. Department of State has not issued a travel warning or alert, but did issue a security message to all U.S. citizens. Virginia Tech will continue to closely monitor the situation and will offer updates as necessary. All Hokies in Europe are aware of the events in Belgium and have been advised to be extra vigilant.

A dedicated body of university faculty and staff, comprising the Global Travel Oversight Committee, are vigilantly following updates and alerts, reviewing security conditions throughout the world, and communicating with our students, faculty, and staff in an effort to keep them secure while abroad.

Virginia Tech encourages all Hokies abroad to stay in close contact with the university and family members at all times.

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