Medium-level alert

Tornado Watch for Saratoga County

At 1:30 pm on July 1, The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch in effect until 10 PM EDT this evening for Saratoga County.

A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings on local news websites.

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Off-Campus Study & Exchanges

Health and Safety
Travel Warnings & Alerts

Skidmore College does not permit students to study abroad in destinations for which the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning.


"Travel Warnings" are issued when the U.S. Department of State recommends that Americans avoid a certain country, primarily because of health and/or safety concerns during an extended period of time. For more information or to view the list of travel warnings currently in effect go to the State Department's Current Travel Warnings Web page.

Current Travel Warnings affecting the Approved Programs list:

  • Mali (re-issued 3/22/2013)
  • Mexico (re-issued 02/08/2012)
  • Kenya (re-issued 7/05/2012)

For more information please see the CAS Operating Guidelines.


The U.S. Department of State also issues "Travel Alerts" for the purpose of notifying U.S. citizens of short-term situations that may pose a threat to U.S. citizens. For more information or to view the list of travel alerts currently in effect go to the State Department's Current Travel Alerts Web page.


In addition to Warnings and Alerts, the State Department issues Country Specific Information (CSI) for every nation in the world with information on such matters as the health conditions, crime, unusual currency or entry requirements, any areas of instability, and the location of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in the subject country. OCSE recommends students to review the CSI for the host country/countries of their chosen study abroad program.

Please contact Off-Campus Study & Exchanges if you have any questions or concerns.