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Health and Safety

Emergency during business hours (9-5 CST, Monday-Friday): +1 (217) 333-6322

Emergency outside of business hours: +1 (217) 333-1216

Questions related to an emergency abroad:


24-hour Emergency Response Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
Insurance Coverage Details (CISI) Insurance requirements for RSOs and research or conferences abroad (CISI)


International Health & Safety
Traveling Advice SAO Orientation Handbook
Health Matters Safety & Security

Our Mission

At the University of Illinois, we place a high priority on the health and well-being of students and personnel; thus, we have sought to construct policies and procedures that serve this end.

Our Foundation

Additionally, the University of Illinois endorses and continues to learn from the recommendations of both the Forum on Education Abroad's Good Practices and the NAFSA Association of International Educators' Health and Safety Task Force findings: Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health and Safety. These documents represent the collective work of University Health and Safety staff, legal counsel, insurance representatives, study abroad experts, and risk analysts--both of which are based on current trends and practices and are reviewed regularly. These documents guide us at Illinois in developing best practices for study abroad planning and response.

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