Health & safety

The safety of our students is of the utmost importance to us. The Office of International and Cultural Affairs encourages our students, faculty, and staff engaged in study abroad to read the information provided on this page and to stay aware of current events in the countries in which they will be studying. With this in mind, it is a University of Missouri System policy to not approve any travel to countries that have a Travel Warning issued by the Department of State.

On this page you will find the following:

  • Mini quiz to evaluate your safety abroad preparation
  • Info on what to do in an emergency
  • Additional resources to prepare you for your time abroad

Are you 'safety' ready to go abroad?

Health Insurance

GeoBlue Insurance (contracted by UM system) is the mandatory insurance for students traveling abroad after 08/01/2016. This policy offers fully comprehensive health insurance coverage while traveling abroad. This insurance would be your primary insurance while abroad even if you have another insurance policy.  Instruction on how to purchase the insurance can be found at GeoBlue University of Missouri Student Member Guide. The insurance is a monthly insurance and the cost is $34.60 per 30 day period.

In an emergency

If you have a medical emergency please contact:

  • The local emergency services
  • GeoBlue insurance
  • The Office of International and Cultural Affairs who will put you in contact with a study abroad coordinator.  For emergency contact, please call 001 573-458-9049
  • For natural disaster evacuation, political crisis, please contact the Office of International and Cultural Affairs and then United Healthcare Global

Additional resources

Health considerations