You should plan with your family what you will do in case of an emergency. Things to think about:
As a precaution, a family member or close friend should have a passport and the means to travel to the country where you are studying.
Should an emergency arise, our Public Safety switchboard can accept collect calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Staff are trained to accept calls from Education Abroad participants or their families. They will take your information and contact the appropriate individuals as quickly as possible.
Staff at our Center for International Studies register Education Abroad participants with the appropriate U.S. embassy or consulate.
Email alerts are sent to your St. Cloud State email account. During a disaster or a health epidemic, U.S. consular officers will help you evacuate.
You will receive a wallet-sized card in your departure packet. It has the U.S. Embassy phone number for the nation where you are studying. Keep this card on your person.
Sexual assault is a worldwide issue. Response to sexual harassment and assault varies from nation to nation.
Your safety and health is a priority. You should never feel obligated to engage in activities that make you uncomfortable. If you experience harassment or sexual violence while abroad, get to a safe place. Notify your faculty director, local police or an individual whom you trust.
We understand reporting an incident isn’t an easy process. You have the right to decide when and to whom you report the incident.
Contact the Coordinator of the Gender Violence Prevention Program for confidential support.
Contact the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator to assist in maintaining a safe educational environment.
Chocoletta A. Simpson
Call Public Safety at +1-320-308-3333 anytime, toll-free.
If you choose to report an assault to police, be aware the report may not be confidential.
It is important to seek treatment for injuries and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy or emergency contraception. Some countries require the physician to notify the police about incidents of sexual assault.