The MU Office of International Health, Safety and Security supports participants on MU study abroad and university-related international travel programs, as well as the faculty and staff members who travel with them. In collaboration with colleagues across campus, university experts, colleagues in the U.S. and abroad, and individual participants and their families, the office facilitates travel abroad that supports the academic mission of the university and maximizes the health, safety and security of travelers by:
- Evaluating risk.
- Providing health and safety orientation and training.
- Facilitating compliance.
- Developing and maintaining emergency response plans.
- Responding to crises.
MU regularly monitors and reviews its programs abroad and is committed to maximizing your health, safety and security while supporting you in achieving your academic, professional and personal goals. On study abroad and university-related international travel programs, as in other settings, you can have a major impact on your own health ans safety through the decisions you make before and during your program.
- Carefully review all health, safety and security information provided.
- Successfully complete the mandatory predeparture orientation.
- Attend all orientation meetings before your departure and after arrival at your destination abroad.
- Follow the guidelines for staying safe and healthy abroad.
Recommendations for families
Families can also play an important role in supporting the health and safety of students participating on study abroad and university-related international travel programs.
- Be informed about and involved in your student’s decision to participate in a specific program.
- Review participant program materials and related health, safety and security information.
- Discuss with your student any travel plans or activities that are independent of their program.
- Discuss safety and behavior issues with your student.
- Keep in touch with your student while they are abroad.
- Be aware that your student, not the program, may most appropriately provide some information.