A Message about Recent Travel Alerts

Dear IUHPFL Students, Parents, and Guardians,

In light of the recent Europe travel alert issued by the U.S. State Department, IUHPFL continues to closely monitor any and all security concerns that might arise in Austria, France, and Spain, as well as our other host countries around the world.

IUHPFL holds as its top priority the health, safety and security of its students and instructors who participate in our summer programs. While we cannot guarantee the safety of any individual in any specific location, we continually gather information from official sources, which include the U.S. State Department website and our partners in the IU Office of Overseas Study, in order to implement and maintain reasonable precautions.

We also wish to remind our students and their families about the extensive training and qualifications of their instructors and onsite coordinators, as well as the nurturing host family communities that exist in all of our host cities.  Onsite staff and families pay close attention to the safety and well-being of our students, and changes to excursion travel itineraries will be made, if necessary.

At this time, IU is not recommending that any of its university students who are currently participating in programs abroad return to the United States nor that students in the U.S. postpone plans to study abroad during the upcoming summer and fall sessions. Therefore, IUHPFL is moving forward as usual with plans for all 11 of our program sites.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at iuhpfl@iu.edu with questions or concerns that you might have. We are here and always happy to help you.

We look forward to celebrating our 55th summer with all of you and thank you once again for joining us in this wonderful experience!

Loni Dishong
Managing Director
IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages