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Terrorist Attack in Paris


Northwestern University has four students enrolled in undergraduate study abroad programs in Paris in Winter quarter 2015. The Office of Global Safety and Security has contacted each student to inform them of today's terrorist attack on a satirical magazine in Paris, killing several employees. French authorities are responding at all levels of government and law enforcement. Security has been increased at other media offices, shopping centers, places of worship and transportation centers across the country. At this time, we see no specific threat to American students or programs in France. We do suggest that students be mindful of increased police activity as they move about the city or the country, and heed the advice of local authorities as well as program staff.

The Office of Global Safety and Security will continue to monitor the situation and provide security updates when applicable. Questions or concerns can be directed to or (847) 467-3899.