Evacuation Protocol

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.

  1. All W&L Spring Term Abroad students have been registered with the appropriate embassy or consulate in the country where they are studying.
  2. In the event of an emergency, Program Directors are instructed to immediately contact the embassy or consulate and to follow instructions.
  3. 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.