Message to the St. Lawrence Community Regarding the Events in Paris, France | St. Lawrence University Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies

Message to the St. Lawrence Community Regarding the Events in Paris, France

Updated November 18, 2015

Associate Dean Karl Schonberg, consulting  with faculty, staff, trustee, and government advisors, shared that the University has determined “to avoid travel at this difficult time, we will postpone the Senegal component of the semester program…We are working to develop an option, for those students who are interested, to conduct this trip later in the semester instead. 

“Our program director Dr. Brezault has worked with all of the students to advise them of the continuing need to exercise caution and travel safely throughout the semester.  For the time being, we have advised students that they are not to travel to Paris due to tight security and potential challenges with local travel at this time.” 

November 13, 2015
Members of the St. Lawrence Community,

The University and Center for International and Intercultural Studies are closely monitoring the situation in Paris, France this evening.

I write to let you know that our students on the SLU France Program are safe and accounted for.

Our main program site is in Rouen, Normandy, about 80 miles outside of Paris. Our program director there, Dr. Eloise Brezault, has been in touch with each of our students and will stay in contact throughout the weekend.

We will continue to stay apprised of the situation and update the campus community as more information is available.

Our thoughts are with the people of Paris on this tragic night. If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the CIIS office at CIIS@stlawu.edu.

Sincerely,

Karl Schonberg
Associate Dean for International and Intercultural Studies