- Outgoing students
- Incoming students
- S&T Faculty led programs
- Meet your S&T coordinator
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?
- What does the State Department recommend regarding travel to this country?
- What shots or immunizations do you need in order to gain entry into the host country?
- What is the number one health risk in the country of study?
- What is the most common safety risk in the country?
- Does your program include a special insurance policy that will cover you while abroad?
- Who are you going to contact in an emergency?
GeoBlue Insurance (contracted by UM system) is the mandatory insurance for students traveling abroad. 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 $35.20 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
- Travel Registration
- Four Principles of Personal Security Preparedness While Studying Abroad
- U.S. Department of State Travel Homepage
- Online Travel Registration with the U.S. Embassy
- Students Abroad
- U.S. Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- NAFSA: Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health and Safety
- FBI Advice for U.S. College Students Abroad