MEDIA ADVISORY: UNH Update on Students Studying Abroad
Contact:  Erika Mantz
(603) 862-1567
UNH Media Relations
August 10, 2006

We have communicated with all of the faculty and staff leading UNH programs currently abroad to reassure them that we are monitoring the developing situation closely.

The University of New Hampshire has 107 students enrolled in summer programs. We have not heard from any students that their travel plans have been impacted. Our six-week Cambridge Summer Program has 48 attendees and runs through August 18.

We will continue to monitor the situation in the UK and make sure our students have the latest information about travel from the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

Gatwick and Heathrow Airports in London have issued this press statement: http://www.baa.com/alert_media.html regarding extra security restrictions for flights out of London.

The Department of Homeland Security has posted this statement http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?content=5793 regarding baggage restrictions for US domestic flights.

We anticipate that all students and programs will return home with minimal impacts to travel arrangements.