Safety and Security Updates

This page provides to all members of our AUP community the latest news and advice on safety and security in Paris. At this time, we will be using it to keep our wider community informed about developments in the Gilets Jaunes movement.

December 10, 2019

Update on December 10 with a look at tomorrow's announcement that might have an impact on public transport and the ongoing strikes.

December 9, 2019

Update on December 9 with information about Tuesday, December 10 including demonstrations and the strike's impact on buses and trains.

December 8, 2019

December 8 update with a look at the start of the week and a reminder to reserve your seat on the AUP shuttle if you intend to leave Paris between December 16 and 20.

December 6, 2019

Update on December 6, second day of the strike. AUP's shuttle bus is working well and we are updating you on the latest information for the weekend ahead.

December 5, 2019

Second update on December 5. In this post, we are informing you about the official estimations as it relates to the impact of the strike on public transportation for December 6.

December 5, 2019

First update on December 5. As mentioned yesterday in our daily forecast email, some metro, bus and tram lines are working (though with lesser activity than usual).

December 4, 2019

Tomorrow, December 5, 2019 will be the first day of a national strike which will impact transportation. We are informing you about the official estimations as it relates to the impact of the strike on public transportation.

December 4, 2019

After surveying the students and in an effort to provide assistance to the AUP community to get to Paris airports during the strike, AUP will put in place a service of free buses departing from campus starting on Thursday December 5, 2019 and until the strike ends or until the university closes on December 20, 2019, whichever comes first.

November 28, 2019

As we approach the December 5th date for the launch of the transit strikes, AUP’s leadership team is taking further precautions and organizing support for our students. We want to share them with you in this letter and invite your cooperation with our efforts.

November 20, 2019

In two weeks, on the 5th of December, we are expecting a broad transit strike in Paris. Although strikes are a way of life in France—a highly respected democratic practice that we endure seasonally—they are generally conducted peacefully and almost never totally disrupt the entire system.