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Health & Safety


The health and safety of study abroad/away participants is paramount to the entire UW-Stout community. While no destination is completely safe, whether abroad or in the United States, there are steps you can take to reduce your risks. To help you understand the institution's role in this process, as well as your own responsibilities, we have put together the following information and resources.
                     Emergencies                           Health Tips Abroad                         Safety Tips Abroad        

                   CISI Insurance                       Alcohol and Drug Use            Sexual Assault and Harassment 
  Food, Road, and Water Safety    

We also actively engage in the follow protocols and guidelines to minimize risk to our student participants:

  • Monitor U.S. government advisories, considering both those issued by in-country embassies and consulates and by the U.S. Department of State and the Center for Disease Control.
  • Monitor news and intelligence information from a variety of sources around the world.
  • Coordinate with a network of international safety and security experts working in higher education institutions around the U.S.
  • Maintain contact with all students abroad, including updating students on travel warnings or potential threats in their area.
  • Maintain an emergency telephone number for faculty, staff and students abroad.
  • Conduct pre-departure orientation sessions for students, during which health and safety issues are covered in detail.
  • Cover all program participants in a mandatory, comprehensive insurance plan.
  • Provide mental health information and resources for students.
For information related to our office's response to COVID-19, and our continuing efforts related to study abroad and the epidemic, please visit the Office of International Education's COVID-19 Updates page.