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Special Statement on Japan and Ecuador

Published: Monday, 18 Apr 2016
Author: Maureen Handrahan
Department: Office of International Health and Safety

To all MSU Travelers,

The Office of International Health and Safety (OIHS) and the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) have been closely monitoring the earthquakes that recently struck Japan and Ecuador. MSU has confirmed the safety and well-being of faculty, staff, and students with registered travel to Japan and Ecuador. We offer our sincere condolences to the people of both countries affected by these disasters.

Travelers are reminded to monitor local media and heed the advice of local authorities in the event of an emergency. U.S. citizens are also strongly encouraged to register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages from the local U.S. Embassy/Consulate. Non-U.S. citizens should check if their local embassy/consulate offers a similar service and take steps to enroll.

Questions about international travel safety may be addressed to Christopher Daniel or Maureen Handrahan in OIHS. Emergencies should be reported to the 24/7 International Emergency Line at +1-517-353-3784.

Safe travels,

Christopher C. Daniel, MA, CEM
Director, International Health and Safety
Office Tel: +1 (517) 884-9418
24/7 International Emergency Tel: +1 (517) 353-3784