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Health & Safety

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Health & Safety

Students' health and safety abroad is our number one priority. We take very seriously the role of preparing students through pre-departure orientations here in Boulder, extensive resources guides, contact with our education abroad partner organizations and on-site staff abroad. While abroad, students will have access to on-site staff for assistance as well as our 24-hour emergency telephone. Note that staff in the Education Abroad office monitor updates on health and safety issues around the world that are issued by the U.S. Department of State and the Overseas Security Advisory Council. Note, too, that programs may be suspended due to security concerns. Please refer to CU Boulder's Policy on Cancelation or Suspension of CU Boulder International Programs Involving Students on U.S. Department of State travel advisories as they relate to potential program suspensions/cancelations. Although most trips abroad are trouble-free, being prepared will go a long way in avoiding the possibility of serious trouble.

Use the links on the left and the FAQ on this page to find helpful resources.

To contact us in an emergency call (303) 653-1671.

Students, as you're planning for your time abroad and before paying any program or housing deposits (including independent housing leases), visa fees, flights, etc. consult the COVID-19 Information on Education Abroad webpage and monitor your CU Boulder email address often for important updates and guidance. Due to the continued fluidity of the current situation and global response to COVID-19, we also recommend continuing to follow the advice of the CDC, International SOS and local on-site contacts.

"Across Sands" in Morocco, photo by Kristy Gustafson