Health and Safety

The University of Wisconsin institutions place safety as the highest concern in developing and offering study abroad programming. We believe that safety is a part of a successful study abroad experience and even though no one can guarantee safety while traveling abroad, we work diligently to address all contingencies. Here are some ways how we work to make sure that our study abroad programs are as safe as possible:

  1. UW Institutions regularly monitors and follow U.S. Department of State Travel Alert and Travel Warning messages.
  2. UW Institutions monitor safety issues in collaboration with our program partners and faculty leaders for comprehensive safety and risk management.
  3. All study abroad participants are provided with CISI international health insurance that includes coverage for medical evacuation, repatriation, reunion, security evacuation, accidental/emergency dental, maternity, chiropractic care, physiotherapy, as well as trip cancellation and return ticket compensation.
  4. All participants are provided an emergency contact information.
  5. UW Institutions encourage all travelers to register with The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) managed by the U.S. Department of State.
  6. All participants are held to uniform rules of responsibility, conduct, and behavior. UW Institutions reserve the right to dismiss any participant for unacceptable behavior; including behaviors that compromise health and safety.