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Health, Safety and Security Concerns in Study Abroad

Emergency Assistance line:
001-517-353-3784
(Details on accessing emergency assistance while abroad)

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OSA's Policies regarding U.S. State Department Travel Warnings

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MSU is dedicated to offering a wide variety of study abroad opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse student population. MSU has recognized the importance of establishing policies and procedures in the effort to protect the safety and well-being of study abroad participants, while acknowledging that no single plan can address all contingencies. Listed below are a few of the ways MSU strives to keep study abroad, before and during your participation, as safe as possible.

Also please visit the MSU International Studies and Programs international travel safety pages.


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act, MSU has published an annual report to provide an overview of the University's security and safety resources, policies, and procedures. To learn more visit the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report .


If you have any questions regarding travel health, safety or security, please contact the International Health and Safety Analyst healthint@isp.msu.edu, Office of Study Abroad, (517) 353-8920.