The University of Texas at Austin is monitoring the situation in Paris. We are in the process of contacting students and partner universities and programs to verify the safety of UT Austin students studying abroad. Students, faculty, staff and parents with concerns should call UTPD at 512-471-4441 or reference resources on this website: http://world.utexas.edu/risk/emergency.
Update at 11:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13: We have reached all but six of the UT Austin students that we know are in France. We hope to confirm the safety of the remaining students by morning.
Update at 7:15 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14: We have reached all but one of the UT Austin students that we know are in France. We hope to confirm the safety of the remaining student today.
Update at 7:42 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14: We have reached all of the UT Austin students that we know are in France and have confirmed their safety.
Update at 11:56 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14: Now that we have accounted for the safety of all of our students, faculty and staff in France, we are following our established protocols for these situations. We are in touch with our students to continue to monitor their personal safety and advise them on next steps. Our goal at this stage is still to help all students complete their semester abroad, but we continue to monitor the situation in France as it develops. We will respond accordingly and swiftly as needs arise or as the situation changes. We have contingency plans ready for students who feel the need to return to the U.S. now or before the end of the semester.