We are currently monitoring events in Jerusalem and the surrounding region, following the announcement by President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital during a White House speech on December 6. U.S. officials have indicated their plan to reinforce security at multiple American embassies across the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as in other areas around the world. Indications of protest and unrest have already been recorded and we expect they will continue for some time.
NDI continues to rigorously monitor world events and urges all travelers abroad to take proactive safety measures, as well as to access the University's resources for responding to disruptive or unsafe situations. As always, students, faculty, and staff traveling internationally are encouraged to avoid areas of protests, quickly leave areas if a protest breaks out, practice situational awareness, and understand options for travel/transportation to get to a safe location should you feel uncomfortable while traveling. NDI reminds travelers that the U.S. Department of State issues travel alerts and warnings for countries, regions, and worldwide. Please check their website as it is updated when these advisories are released.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to register their business travel online through the Travel Registry so that NDI can provide assistance in an emergency. Additionally counseling and support services are always available to traveling undergraduate students through GeoBlue worldwide insurance: call +1-610-254-8771 (collect calls accepted).
Contact: Notre Dame Security Police +1 574 631 5555 for emergencies; Notre Dame International, +1 574 339 6154 (text and WhatApp accepted)