Safety, Security, and Well-being Abroad 

Study Abroad at St. Edward’s University oversees credit-bearing, international experiences for undergraduate students and, as such, places the utmost importance on the safety, security, and well-being of all students participating in programs abroad. While abroad, students are exposed wholly to a new culture along with all of the associated opportunities and risks of the environment.

St. Edward’s maintains an International Travel Policy that outlines the University's stance on restricted travel and also provides comprehensive overseas insurance and travel assistance program for Faculty-led programs, St. Edward’s in Angers programs, and all exchange programs. We ensure that all sponsored programs included similar comprehensive insurance for our students who participate in these programs. Additionally, Study Abroad monitors daily the security situation worldwide. We rely on information from:

All study abroad students have access to study abroad advisers who can provide health and safety information, direct them to further resources, and address concerns. We provide pre-departure orientations for all of our study abroad students before leaving campus. While we remain a resource to students before, during, and after their time abroad, we emphasize that students must take personal responsibility for their own safety, security, and well-being while abroad.

Although no one can guarantee completely a student's safety, security, and well-being—at home, on campus, or abroad—there are steps each student can take to mitigate risk and make the most of the experience. We strongly recommend that students carefully read through the information and resources we have provided in this section of the website. Please contact Study Abroad with any questions or concerns.

We encourage you to review the following in order to be informed of pertinent health and safety considerations prior to your study abroad experience.