Alerts, warnings & special statements
Alert: Travel to the US
The Safety Abroad Office is continuing to closely monitor the travel restrictions recently imposed by the United States (US) impacting persons with ties to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Global Affairs Canada has issued a statement that they have been informed that Canadian passport holders, including dual citizens providing that they are traveling on the Canadian passport, will not be affected by this travel ban. Similarly, entry requirements for Canadian permanent residents with a valid Canadian permanent resident card and passport from one of those seven countries remain unchanged.
At this stage, we recommend that students who may be impacted consider postponing travel through the US. Students that have immediate travel plans which cannot be postponed should contact their local consulate and their airlines. All students should expect delays in the clearance process.
If you are travelling on university activity and have not registered with the Safety Abroad Office, please do so as soon as possible. Learn how to register with the Safety Abroad Office.
For more information, please contact Safety Abroad at 416-946-3929 or email@example.com
Possible Tuition Fee Fraud
There is a credit card scam that we know has affected international students in the USA. We want you to be informed about it.
The credit card scam involves criminals who promise to pay a student’s tuition fees at a discounted rate, and in return, the student gives them access to their private university financial account. In fact, the criminals collect the tuition payment from the student and never actually pay the university. You should never give someone else access to your private ROSI/ACORN account. If you believe that you may have been affected by this scam, please contact the CIE and we will connect you with U of T staff who will help you. For a more detailed description of how the scam worked in the USA, please read this article from the Seattle Times.
Posted August 11, 2016
Alert: Attacks in Germany, Turkey, Nice, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia
The Centre for International Experience would like to extend our condolences to those of you in our community who have been affected by the recent deadly attacks in Germany, Turkey, Nice, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia as well as other students impacted by conflict. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Please be advised that University sanctioned activities in Turkey have been suspended. All students travelling in the region are advised to return home as soon as it's safe to do so. Please contact the Safety Abroad Office for further information.
During times like these we are reminded how easily our academic and professional endeavours can be disrupted by events beyond our control. If you feel that you would like a bit of support or simply want to talk about the impact of these events, there are many options open to you including the following:
- CIE's transition advising team is available by appointment or drop-in.
- U of T's Health and Wellness Centre offers many types of services. Contact Health and Wellness to make an appointment.
- MultiFaith Centre offers grief support and can connect you with spiritual care
Any students travelling in the regions or plans to travel in the regions, should consider their travel plans carefully. Please contact the Safety Abroad Office for advice.