Predeparture orientation and training

Mizzou Abroad Orientation for students

The online Mizzou Abroad Orientation is required for all students participating in study abroad or university-related international travel programs. You are encouraged to invite your family to review the orientation as well.

Topics covered include:

  • Health insurance
  • Health and immunizations
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Safety and managing risk
  • Finances
  • Identity abroad
  • Communication
  • Travel

Program leader workshops

The Office of International Health, Safety and Security collaborates with the UM System Office of the General Counsel, UM System Office of Risk and Insurance Management and MU Counseling Center to design and present health, safety and security training for MU faculty and staff planning to lead groups of students abroad, as well as international educators across campus. The office also develops and maintains the Health and Safety Field Guide for Program Leaders, which contains emergency procedures tailored to the specific needs of MU faculty and staff who will be serving as first responders for student incidents abroad.

See the events calendar for upcoming workshop details.