The Brussels Airport was bombed on March 22 at 8 a.m. local time. There are no Lehigh study abroad programs in Belgium this semester. (Courtesy of Creative Commons/ Brussels Airport)

No Lehigh programs in Brussels, one student reported safe after explosions

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UPDATE: According to an email from Lori Friedman, Lehigh’s director of media relations, the Lehigh Study Abroad Office sent a notification yesterday to all students studying abroad to inform them of available Lehigh resources.

The office was informed of one student who was in Brussels who reported being safe, Friedman wrote.

After several explosions in Brussels on March 22, Lori Friedman, Lehigh’s director of media relations, said in an email there are no students studying abroad in Belgium this semester. Lehigh communications is expecting confirmation of the safety of other students who are studying abroad in Europe by the end of today, Friedman wrote.

There were two explosions at the Brussels Airport at 8 a.m. local time (3 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) and around an hour later one on a metro station, according to The New York Times. The city is currently on lockdown, with all public transportation at a stop and the U.S. Embassy advising U.S. citizens in Brussels to shelter in place.

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