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Emergency Response Protocol

Emergency Response Protocol


The majority of students participating in study abroad never experience an emergency while abroad. However, any emergency is less traumatic when you are prepared to deal with it effectively and efficiently. It will make you feel more comfortable if you take the time to prepare an emergency protocol when you arrive at your host location.


  • Carry some form of identification with you at all times (your name, your host country address, host country phone #, passport and visa #).
  • Carry your emergency card with you (*asterisk* indicates information to include on emergency card)
  • Carry emergency numbers and contacts with you:
    • Local police
    • Study abroad or residential coordinator in host country
    • Parent/guardian/emergency contact at home
    • *Georgia Southern police and OGE contact information*
    • *Embassy in host country*
    • *Insurance contact information*
    • Physician and mental health practitioner at home
  • Know where the local hospitals are located and how to get there.
  • Always let someone know your whereabouts, and try to avoid going out alone.
  • If you plan to travel during your stay, leave your itinerary with the host coordinator
    • Students can register additional travel in their application in the Global Portal. See "Additional Travel Plans"