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Health & safety
The safety of our students is of the utmost importance to us. The Office of International Affairs encourages students, faculty, and staff engaged in study abroad to stay aware of current events in the countries in which they will be studying.
All travel for study abroad must comply with Missouri S&T’s Student International Travel Policy.
The University of Missouri does not support study abroad programs to countries or regions for which the U.S. Department of State have issued travel advisories level 3 or 4 without a review of whether or not the advisory impacts the risks associated with the programs. Accordingly, the universities observe the following practice: if the U.S. Department of State issues a travel advisory level 3 (reconsider travel) or 4 (do not travel) for a particular country or region, travel or study abroad programs may be suspended or canceled for our students of any nationality in that site while the advisory is in effect.
For more information, visit the following website: UM System Guideline on Student or Other Participant International Travel or Study Abroad.
Are you 'safety' ready?
- 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 do you 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. See our Health Insurance page for the most current policy information.
In the event of a medical emergency, contact:
- The local emergency services.
- GeoBlue Insurance.
- The Office of International Affiars, who will put you in contact with a study abroad coordinator. For emergency contact, dial 001 573-458-9049.
- For natural disaster evacuation or political crisis evacuation, please contact the Office of International 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