Health and Safety Abroad

Safety Resources

While no off-campus program can offer an absolute guarantee of safety from injury or crime, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risks. It is our experience that most of the issues that arise from traveling in today's climate of uncertainty can be addressed by heightened awareness and common sense.

We include here some web resources that offer excellent information about studying, living, and traveling abroad. We encourage you to review this information and to follow precautions set out by your program staff or faculty director.

Emergency Contact Information

In the event of a political, social, health, or natural emergency, the Office of Global Studies is in contact with the on-site staff for any study abroad program offered through St. Kate's. The on-site staff, in turn, seek advice from the local authorities and the U.S. Consulate or Embassy nearest to the program location. Please remain in contact with the on-site staff in an emergency situation. In case of emergency, first contact the student's on-site program staff directly. You may also contact the Office of Global Studies at any time.

For After Hours Emergencies—St. Kate's Public Safety

Call: 651-690-8888 (to reach a Global Studies staff member after hours)

Send an e-mail: