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Health and Safety Abroad

The safety and well-being of our study abroad students is one of our top priorities. Once admitted to a Saint Joseph’s University study abroad program, we provide students with in-depth information on program location, instructions for how to prepare for a program and its locale, and tips and suggestions for how to remain safe and healthy throughout the study abroad experience abroad.  All approved/accepted students will also be expected to attend a mandatory Health and Safety Training the semester prior to going abroad. 

In the meantime, please review the following pages, which address specific topics in detail:

Student Health Abroad
Medical Insurance
Student Safety Abroad

Students with individual questions or concerns are encouraged to schedule a one-on-one appointment with the Assistant Director for Study Abroad and Health & Safety, Sara Haines:  

Emergency Contact Information

For study abroad emergencies during CIP office hours (Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm) - please call the CIP office at (610) 660-1835 or contact a CIP staff member.

For after-hours study abroad emergencies, please call Campus Security at (610) 660-1111. If you can, provide security with the name of a CIP staff member that you worked with prior to your departure. For semester abroad, that would be either Sara Haines or Tom Kesaris.  For study tours and summer programs, your contact would be Ilana Egert.  Security will then be in touch with that staff member who will assess and address the emergency.