An emergency is a situation affecting the health, safety or security of a participant on a University of Missouri study abroad program.
After attending to the immediate needs of the person(s) affected, call the appropriate MU emergency assistance number.
Should you encounter serious legal, political, health or economic problems, the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate can offer limited assistance. It can provide you with a lsit of attorneys or physicians, contact next of kin in the event of an emergency or serious illness, contact friends or family on your behalf to request funds or guidance, provide assistance during civil unrest or natural disaster, and replace a lost or stolen passport. An embassy or consulate is the primary source for information on where to obtain advie; however, it cannot give advice directly.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you should register your travel with the U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. This travel registration makes it possible for you to be contacted in case of an emergency in the U.S. or in your host country. The International Center and some MU divisions will register you automatically for the duration of your study abroad program. If you are unsure if you will be registered in STEP, please check with your program coordinator. Additionally, if you will be traveling independently before, during or after your program, you should register that travel online as well.
Through this free service, your family can pass an emergency message to you through the Office of Overseas Citizens Services by calling 888-407-4747 (from the U.S.) or +1 202-501-4444 (from abroad). In accordance with the Privacy Act, the Department of States cannot release your information without your express consent.
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