Between now and your departure, it is your responsibility to stay informed about developments in the country/countries where you will spend time (including any countries you'll visit that are not part of your study abroad program's itinerary). You can access the U.S. Department of State (http://travel.state.gov/) webpage for information about the country/countries where your program will take place.
On that webpage, you will find three different types of information: Country Information Sheets, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings. This information is updated based on current events worldwide. According to the U.S. Department of State...
The U.S. Department of State has recently created travel advice (http://studentsabroad.state.gov/) just for students.
We ask that you read this information carefully before you depart the United States. Please feel free to call the Office of Study Abroad if you have any questions or concerns regarding the information on this webpage. OSA will notify you of any updates while you are abroad.