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Assisting students in staying safe while studying abroad is a top priority for our staff. The UA Education Abroad office has emergency policies and procedures that are continuously reviewed and updated for all approved programs. We work proactively to provide students with access to information about health and safety prior to their departure and while they are abroad. We monitor the world situation daily through available channels, such as the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs website and the daily information provided by the Overseas Security Advisory Council. We convey such information to our students when necessary.

University of Alabama (UA) students who participate on a study, internship, service learning, research, or travel abroad program are required to enroll in the designated UA International Insurance policy.  Enrollment in the policy is processed by Education Abroad.  The current insurance provider is Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI).  CISI has been vetted and approved by Education Abroad and the UA Risk Management Office.  Students wishing to opt out of the CISI policy should submit a written appeal to the Education Abroad Director with details of the alternative policy and proof of enrollment including the name of insurance provider, policy/group number, contact information for provider, and copy of the insurance card. 

CISI Brochure 2013-2014.pdf

Please see the following links for additional health and safety information:

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control
US Department of State - Students Abroad
US Department of State
US Department of State - Smart Traveler app
Travel Warnings
US Embassies Abroad
Help for Americans Abroad
Registration with US Embassies
Association for Safe International Road Travel
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