In the early morning hours of December 9, 2019 an an earthquake and several after shocks hit the northern part of Tuscany, Italy. The shocks could be felt in our program location in Florence, Italy. Luckily, there are no known fatalities and the few casualties that have been reported are minor. There was some structural damage reported in several areas. No one in the CIS Abroad program community has been significantly impacted by the quakes. Our on-site staff have reached out to all students to check on their well being and to remind them of our earthquake protocol.