- GeoBlue Insurance: To call GeoBlue’s 24/7 emergency line from outside of the USA, call +1.610.254.8771
- Emergency Response Handbook for Faculty-Led Programs (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest version)
True Emergencies vs. Perceived Emergencies
True emergencies are rare and involve things such as a serious illness or natural disaster. A true emergency means that there is an immediate threat to someone’s health and/or safety. True emergencies will require coordination between you, the Office of Global Education, GeoBlue, and possibly governmental agencies.
Perceived emergencies are occurrences such as a lost passport or a missed flight. While these can still be serious issues, they typically do not need to involve the Office of Global Education, and can usually be solved by the student or the faculty leader.
Emergency Action Plans (EAP)
It is recommended that any student or staff member going abroad think actively about how to respond in the event of an emergency, large or small. Creating an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is one way to help you prepare. A version of the Emergency Action Plan template is available in Word (Emergency Action Plan Guide) so you can type in your responses, print it out, and take it with you.