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Health and Safety

Before traveling, be prepared for the specific safety considerations of your planned location.

Examples of incidents or emergencies

For our purposes, an emergency is any circumstance that poses a genuine risk to, or has already disturbed, the safety and well-being of program participants. Emergencies may include incidents that are "newsworthy" and reach U.S. news agencies, causing alarm to parents or colleagues.

Pre-departure loss of a passport or documents is not considered an emergency. We will assist students or leaders to the best of our ability, but response may be limited to business hours.

Adapted from similar content at Arizona State University, Michigan State University, and University of Minnesota