GEO understands that your time abroad is filled with new experiences and new friendships, and we are available throughout.
Emergencies While Abroad
Faculty or staff on-site at your study abroad program are the fastest and most helpful resource in an emergency. Contact them first for immediate assistance. If your emergency requires any St. Edward’s office be involved, contact the University Police Department, and they can connect you to the appropriate contact (Health & Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Global Engagement Office, etc.).
All St. Edward’s students who study abroad are covered by international health insurance that GEO purchases for them. Before you go abroad, you will receive information from our insurance provider, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), with your insurance card, a verification letter and information about how to use the insurance while abroad.
Check Email Regularly
We understand that you’ll be exploring a new place and learning a tremendous amount, but we still care about your safety. Given time differences and the varying quality of Internet access abroad, your St. Edward’s email will be our main method of communication with you while abroad.
Exit Your Comfort Zone
Take on your world! Try something new, something different, something strange! Since all study abroad programs must inevitably come to an end, maximize your time there. Just remember though, you are an ambassador of St. Edward’s while abroad and will be held to the same St. Edward’s University Student Code of Conduct as if you were on campus in Austin.
Offer Constructive Feedback
If you experience difficulties or unpleasant situations while abroad, do not hesitate to contact GEO. We are here to help you. In case of emergency, consult GEO’s emergency contact information.
Share Your Social Media
While you’re abroad, send us your pictures and videos (so long as they are appropriate!), and we will post them on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. You could even take over our Snapchat and Instagram accounts for a while if you’d like. Tag us along the way! #stedGEO #takeonyourworld