Safety and Security Resources for travel and study abroad
The following links provide important information and services for faculty, staff and students preparing to travel abroad:
Resources to Prepare Your Travel
State Department Smart Traveler Program
Students Abroad Website @ U.S. State Department (A great resources for students and parents)
- Travel document information: passports, visas, registering with the U.S. Embassy
- Health information specific to your country
- Emergency information: what to do, where to go, whom to contact
- Embassy information
- Traveling smart: insurance, local laws, drinking & drugs
- News and alerts
U.S. Government Information Links
State Department Travel Alerts and Warnings
Country Information Reports
Listing of US Embassies and Consulates
Passport Application Information
Global Disaster Alert Coordination System (United Nations/European Union Site)
In the event of circumstances in a foreign country that may threaten the safety of American citizens, the University follows the State Department guidelines that outline emergency procedures.
All W&L Spring Term Abroad students have been registered with the appropriate embassy or consulate in the country where they are studying.
In the event of an emergency, Program Directors are instructed to immediately contact the embassy or consulate and to follow instructions.
Program Directors will maintain communication with the University which will then provide information to all interested parties.
For individual cases of student evacuation owing to injury or illness, all students are enrolled in the University medical insurance plan (supplemental) that covers costs for medical evacuation as well as political evacuation. Students will receive a copy of their insurance certificate prior to departure.