After Brussels



Brussels Airport - March 22 by @Nikofire via Twitter

Like many of you, the Nanovic Institute has been following news of the two attacks in Brussels this week (March 22) closely. 

Notre Dame International (NDI) has reported that all students known to be abroad currently are all accounted for. None were in Brussels during the attacks. However, following external recommendation, NDI is advising students “not to travel to Belgium until further notice.”

READ: NDI Update on Brussels

More widely, the State Department has issued a travel alert for all of Europe, currently set to expire on June 20. 

This Europe-wide travel alert covers a time period when many students and faculty conducting independent research, working as interns, and studying languages with Institute support will be in European cities from London to Brussels to Bucharest. 

Brussels 23 March 2016 - Gathering at the Bourse
Gathering at the Bourse - March 23 by Valentina Calà via CC/Flickr

Therefore, the Nanovic Institute advises all those planning to travel this summer with its support to please consult NDI’s helpful webpage about travel registration, STEP alerts, and advice regarding communication.

As of this week, the Institute does not have plans to convene a panel discussion about the attacks in Brussels.

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