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The health and safety of every Auburn Abroad student is very important, whether their program is an Auburn Abroad Faculty led program or a program through another university. The Auburn Abroad staff, working with the Auburn Emergency Management Team, monitors world events regularly and notifies travelers of situations in their area, as needed. All travelers are also strongly encouraged to register their trips with the US Department of State to insure they get automatic travel updates. Auburn also reviews and updates emergency protocols and is a member of the Overseas Security Advisory Council of the U.S. Department of State. Through this membership, Auburn receives regular updates and access to consular offices abroad. Several other Auburn offices can also assist students with health and safety issues while preparing to go abroad and while abroad.

Please see the following IMPORTANT links for additional health and safety information:

Once on site, students are responsible for:

  • Emailing any cell phone numbers changes to the Office of International Education
  • Confirming closest health clinic with program director, host school program and /or housing (hotel, etc.)
  • Maintaining their own health and safety (see Predeparture information in online application)
  • Informing program directors of weekend destinations and how to contact them

For emergencies during business hours (M-F, 7:45am – 11:45am and 12:45pm-4:45pm Central Standard Time), please call: 1-334-844-5001 to reach an Auburn Abroad staff member.

For emergencies during non-business hours: Students and parents should call the staff member on duty at 1-334-524-4921 (Deborah Weiss) or 1-334-750-9795 (Public Safety). This is for EMERGENCIES only, where the health and safety of a student is an issue. To use Frontier/MEDEX, the AU Emergency Assistance Plan: Call COLLECT, from anywhere in the world: 1-410-453-6330.




Created 1/12/2006,  rev. 11/01/2011 02:20:21 PM