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Health and Safety

The safety of our students abroad is our first and fundamental priority. We subscribe to the best practices as laid out in by NAFSA (National Association of International Educators). We monitor safety conditions using U.S. State Department information along with other reliable sources.

Our intention at this time is to proceed with the currently posted programs. If conditions change and the University cancels a program before its departure, students will receive a full refund. If a program is already underway and must be canceled, the University arrange to students' return home and issue appropriate refunds. If a program is not canceled and conditions warrant, we will alter itineraries to maximize security. If a student wishes to withdraw from a program that is not canceled by the University, the normal policy regarding withdrawals is in effect. As we continue to monitor safety conditions for each of our programs, we'll provide updated information to students.

EMU Academic Programs Abroad Resources
  • Student Handbook (updated copy available soon)
  • About EMU Academic Programs Abroad Insurance
  • The CMI EMU Academic Programs Abroad Insurance Policy [PDF]
    All students studying abroad on EMU programs are enrolled in our Premier Group health insurance policy, administered by CMI Insurance Specialists and underwritten by ACE American Insurance. The plan includes access to a 24/7 Worldwide Assistance Network for emergency assistance, anywhere in the world. This service provides referrals to the nearest medical facility or provider, as well as help relaying messages to family members. In addition to on-the-ground medical coverage, our policy provides for medical evacuation and repatriation, trip  interruption, trip cancellation and security evacuation. Click for a claim form.
  • Incident Report Form for APA Programs (for incidents occurring while abroad on an EMU program)
Other Study Abroad Resources
EMU Resources
Health Resources
U.S. Government Travel Resources
Visas For U.S. Citizens and Resources for Non-U.S. Citizens

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