UM-Flint recognizes the importance of establishing policies and procedures to help facilitate the safety and well-being of study abroad participants and faculty leaders. While acknowledging that no single plan can address all contingencies, below are a few of the ways UM-Flint strives to keep study abroad, before and during your participation, as safe as possible.
- The University of Michigan International Travel and Oversight Committee (ITOC) responsibly monitor safety issues for study abroad in coordination with specific programs, departments and individuals' study abroad plans. A review of all study abroad programs at departmental, college, and university levels is conducted in which safety, security, and overall quality are carefully evaluated.
- Each UM-Flint faculty-led program's safety and security conditions are evaluated by the Study Abroad Advisory Committee (SAAC), headed by a senior university official appointed by the Chancellor and Provost. SAAC has ultimate authority for approving the safety of programs and sites, and has the ability to cancel programs or revise them to address safety and security concerns.
- All participants are required to participate in one or more general orientation sessions that outline safety issues and cultural adjustment. Most faulty-led programs also provide a country-sepcific orientation in which safety precautions are outlined
- All participants are required to register travel information in the UM Travel Registry
- All participants are required to enroll in Highway to Health Insurance.
- Emergency procedures are in one place, including medical and general emergency evacuation procedures
To Report an Emergency While Abroad
Call the UM-Flint Department of Public Safety (DPS) direct or collect-call. 810.762.3335