Here at InternationalStudent.com, we are horrified at the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, and our thoughts are with the staggering number of people impacted by this disaster.
Schools have been scrambling to locate and evacuate their study abroad students in Haiti. Lynn University and the University of Florida, among others, have been working around the clock to ensure the safety of their students. You can read the updates that Lynn University provides on its website, and there is also an excellent article by Karin Fischer in the Chronicle of Higher Education talking about location and evacuation efforts.
We wish the very best to all study abroad students in Haiti and hope for their safe return.
There are many ways to contribute to the relief effort. The Red Cross of course has relief operations under way. You can donate to the Red Cross Haitian relief effort by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS; or online at www.redcross.org.
Or simply text the word “HAITI” to 90999 and a $10 donation will go the Red Cross and be billed to you on your phone bill.