Currently the New South Wales and Queensland areas of Australia are experiencing bushfires (wildfires) that have approached but not impacted CIS Abroad program sites in Sydney and Newcastle. On site staff are monitoring the situation as some areas have already been asked to evacuate. However, students on site at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, and Newcastle University, are all safe and it is not likely at this time that they will need to evacuate their premises. While CIS Abroad staff continue to watch the situation, our hearts are with those who have been displaced by the blazes. Updates will be forthcoming should the situation necessitate further action.