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Health & Safety



 Learning Abroad is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our Coogs Abroad. 

 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Students may participate in approved winter and spring 2022 affiliated, fellowship, faculty-led, and reciprocal exchange programs based on completion of required steps set by Learning Abroad and the Office of the Provost. 
For updates about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), including information on travel restrictions and returning from abroad, please visit the University of Houston's COVID-19 Website


In the event of an emergency, please contact UHPD's 24/7 emergency line: +1-713-743-3333

University of Houston Health & Safety Information

Learning Abroad Emergency Protocol

Crisis Information - University of Houston Crisis Information

UH ALERT Emergency Notification System - Emergency Information

UH Health Center

Incident Report Form

  • To report incidents that occur during programs abroad.
  • Note that this is for UH reporting. Incidents that should be reported to program providers or host institutions must be reported separately.

International Medical and Emergency Insurance

CISI Insurance - UH has partnered with CISI to offer the most cost-effective and robust international insurance package available to our students and faculty leaders.

Pre-Departure Orientations for affiliated, non-affiliated, and exchange programs are held each semester and attendance is mandatory for all students traveling abroad. Faculty leaders schedule orientations for their individual groups with the support of Learning Abroad. For the dates of this semester's Pre-Dpearture Orientations, please see the Events and Outreach page

Learning Abroad Policy for Student Travel 

UH Learning Abroad is currently updating our student travel policy. Students may participate in approved affiliated, faculty-led, reciprocal exchange, and univeristy-affiliated fellowship programs based on completion of required steps set by Learning Abroad and the Office of the Provost. For more details, please contact Learning Abroad

U.S. Department of State Resources and Information

Travel Alerts and Warnings - Up-to-date alerts and warnings for U.S. travelers who are or will be traveling abroad. 

Emergency Resources

On the U.S. Department of State Emergency Resources page you can find useful information pertaining to:

  • Lost & Stolen Passports
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Victims of Crime
  • Arrest & Detention
  • Missing Persons & Contacting Loves Ones
  • Parental Child Abductions
  • Death Abroad
  • Natural Disasters
  • The State Department's Role in a Crisis

Overseas U.S. Citizens Services / Report a Lost or Stolen Passport

From the U.S. & Canada


From Overseas


U.S. Consulate and Embassy Resources

Consulate and Embassy Locator

Visit the U.S. Embassy website for a complete list of U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate locations throughout the world. Keep in mind that, depending on the emergency, it may be best to shelter in place. Please visit the  Travel Alerts and Warnings page to see if there are instructions in the event of an emergency.

Learning Abroad Risk and Safety Committee

The Learning Abroad Risk and Safety Committee develops guidelines and policies related to the health and safety of University of Houston students traveling abroad. The committee also reviews group and individual travel and provides recommendations to the Institute for Global Engagement and the Office of the Provost. 

Learning Abroad Risk and Safety Committee Members:

Assistant Director, Learning Abroad
Executive Director, Institute for Global Engagement
Director, Risk Management
Director, Office of Emergency Management
Representative, University Police Department
Representative, Office of General Counsel
Representative, Dean of Students
Representative, UH Equal Opportunity Services
Representative, UH Health Center
Representative, Counseling and Psychological Services
Representative, UH System Clery Office

For more information about the Learning Abroad Risk & Safety Committee, please contact Learning Abroad at