Health, Safety, and Emergency Resources
- For Study Abroad Emergencies during Office Hours - please call the CIP office at (269) 337-7133 or contact a CIP staff member
- For After-Hours Study Abroad Emergencies please call Campus Security at (269) 337-7321. If you can, provide security with the name of your site’s Program Manager. That would be either Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Narda McClendon, or Angela Gross, depending on the site. Security will then call that manager or another appropriate manager who will assess and address the emergency.
- The Counseling Center Emergency phone number is (269) 548-6907
- What to Do in Case of Emergency Abroad from StudentsAbroad
- HTH Worldwide - HTH Worldwide is a recognized leader in international student health insurance and medical assistance services, serving hundreds of thousands of student travelers annually. Register and use their database to find an English speaking doctor, pharmacy, or medical clinic in your host country.
- HTH Coverage 2012 - Policy info
- Staying Healthy Abroad - a Health and Safety Orientation powerpoint from the Counseling Center and the Center from International Programs. Note:Immunization details and health tips are posted on the Student Health Center webpage located at https://reason.kzoo.edu/healthcenter/travelclinic/travelclinicK/
- Finding a doctor or hospital abroad - from the U.S. Department of State
- World Health Organization (WHO) - info on disease outbreaks
- National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) of Britain - country specific info
- K College Student Travel Clinic - clinic staff can analyze your travel itinerary, anticipated activities, and medical history to develop an individualized portfolio for you containing health hints for traveling and information on topics such as food and water safety, diarrhea, malaria prophylaxis, a summary of disease risks, and personal protection techniques.
- K College Student Health Center
- Overeaters Anonymous
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa
- Alcoholics Anonymous
If you are concerned about - or just interested in - the level of safety and security in any part of the world, the U.S. Department of State maintains a comprehensive international travel website for each country. There you can find information on crime, safety, medical facilities, entry/exit requirements, and much more, including safety bulletins as soon as they are issued.
Safety bulletins (also known as travel warnings) are issued when events or threats in a city, country, or region lead the U.S. Department of State to warn traveling U.S. citizens about possible safety or security concerns. The Center for International Programs recommends that parents and students pay attention to the travel warnings issued by the Department of State prior to departure and while the student is abroad.
The Center for International Programs' staff carefully monitors current events in every study abroad site through international media and through our contacts and staff abroad. The CIP also receives regular updates from the U.S. embassies closest to our sites. If there is any concern about the safety of our students abroad, the CIP maintains close contact with parents, students, and our contacts abroad to resolve any problems.
- U.S. Embassy/Consulate Travel Registration - we urge you to register online! It's easy, and registration allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad that the U.S. Department of State can use to assist you in case of an emergency. Americans residing abroad can also get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
- FBI Brochure: Safety and Security for U.S. Students Traveling Abroad
- Students Abroad - Ready to buckle up, put on your headphones, peruse your in-flight magazine, and begin your travel adventure? Not so fast! Check out this site first!
- Websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions - from the U.S. Department of State
- International Travel Website - Maintained by the Department of State
- SAFTI Project Website - resources to support study abroad, emphasizing health and safety issues and resources for U.S. colleges and universities supporting study abroad.
- Smart Travel Tips from StudentsAbroad
- Know Before You Go - Customs info from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website
- Association for Safe International Road Travel - ASIRT is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes global road safety through education, advocacy and targeted road safety projects in low and middle income countries.