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Potential Terrorism Incident in London March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017

On March 22, 2017, officials indicated that a potential terrorist incident occurred near parliament in London.

To be assured of your safety, health and well-being, please respond immediately to ISEP in one of the following ways:

  • Respond to your email from ISEP with the words “safe”
  • Check-in on Facebook by posting on our page “safe”

If you are not able to reply to this email or check in on Facebook, please use one of these other means:

  • Ask a friend to do so for you
  • Call or text your host ISEP Coordinator directly
  • Call or text your home ISEP Coordinator directly
  • Text your name and “Safe” through WhatsApp or directly to 703-969-0069

Once you have confirmed your safety and whereabouts, we will notify your host and home ISEP Coordinators. Your home ISEP Coordinator will then notify your emergency contact.

We strongly recommend that you notify your parents and loved ones regarding your whereabouts and safety, to prevent additional worry. For additional emergency resources, we urge you to:

  • Review our ISEP Health and Safety Policy.
  • Follow any instructions given by your host institution, embassy, local
    law enforcement and media.
  • Speak with your ISEP Program Officer, [NAME and contact info] if you do not feel safe and let us know your situation.
  • Contact UHC Global, our global emergency partners, for help. You can
    connect with them directly at this number: - Toll-free in the USA: +(1) 800-527-0218 - Overseas call collect: +(1) 410-453-6330

Our hearts go out to all affected by this incident.

We will continue to monitor this situation and will provide more information as it is made available. We recommend following our website and #ISEPAlerts on the @ISEPStudyAbroad Twitter feed for real-time updates.

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