|GlobaLinks Learning Abroad prides itself on its exceptional support services regarding health and safety abroad. We take our role in the health and safety of our students, seriously and consistently strive to provide up-to-date and relevant information to ensure students, parents, and advisors are as informed and prepared as possible for studying abroad.
Emergency Response Plan
We have a thorough emergency response plan for all GlobaLinks Learning Abroad study abroad programs, and we refine this plan each year. Our emergency response plan covers the following details:
- Overall communication plan in the event of an emergency.
- Guidelines to types of emergencies such as accident/illness, crimes and arrests, death, missing students or staff, natural disasters, psychological emergencies, terrorism, war or political emergency.
- Evacuation procedures in the event of national disasters.
- Internal notification process.
View the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Emergency Response Plan>>
If you have any questions regarding this plan or health and safety policies in general, please call our office at 1-800-980-0033 during business hours and ask to speak with Kathryn Olinger, Director – Student Services and Programs at ext 107.
We provide information on international travel guidelines and remind students to be active participants in their safety measures, both on and off their campuses. We monitor world news, including State Department Travel Advisories, on a regular basis and will inform our students, their families, and our advisor partners accordingly. We will not send students or allow students to remain on programs where we have been advised through U.S. Department of State travel warnings that their health and safety is in jeopardy.
Students are reminded to stay in touch with their host program personnel and inform them of any travel plans. We urge students to keep in contact with their home university study abroad advisor, their friends and their families on a regular basis to minimize worry and concern for their safety.
Health and Safety Support Services While Abroad
The host programs have excellent support services in place for international students and we encourage the students to utilize these services. In addition this support, students have access to our on-site staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, should they need assistance in an emergency.
We encourage you to review this Health and Safety section of our site and make note of the emergency contact details within the U.S. as well as the on-site emergency contacts. If you have questions about any of the contents, please feel free to contact our office during business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST at 1-800-980-0033.
Health and Safety Information and Resources
24-Hour Emergency Support
Health and Safety Announcements
Health and Safety Web Resources
Additional Safety Information
Travel Advisories and Country Information
Embassies and Consulates Abroad
International Student Identification Card (ISIC)
Students with Special Health or Medical Needs
Resources for Students with Disabilities