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Health & Safety

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The safety and welfare of our students abroad is our first and foremost priority. Country-specific information about health and safety is provided to students throughout the advising process and pre-departure orientation, and additional resources are available in the Study Abroad Handbook. Students are encouraged to contact their OIP advisors with any questions or concerns prior to departure or while abroad.

In the event of an emergency, political crisis, or natural disaster in a city or country in which the OIP currently has a program in session, OIP staff will be in close contact with our on-site colleagues, students, and emergency contacts as necessary. Our staff will also be in contact with our international exchange students regarding events that occur in their home countries.

For up-to-date information on current advisories, please visit the Travel Advisories page.

Registration with the U.S. Department of State

The OIP strongly recommends that all U.S. students register their travel with the U.S. Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program online. Non-U.S. citizens are encouraged to utilize similar resources available from their home country. This registration will allow students to receive important information from the local embassy regarding safety conditions in their host country and help the US embassy contact students and their families in case of emergency.