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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 "Responsible Study Abroad: Health and Safety Guidelines" published by by NAFSA: National Association of International Educators, the primary international organization of study abroad professionals and other professional organizations dedicated to international education. We monitor the safety conditions of our sites, using U.S. State Department information along with other reliable sources. On this basis, our intention at this time is to proceed with the programs on our website. If conditions change and the University cancels a program before its departure, students in that program will receive a full refund of fees paid. If a program already underway must be canceled, the University will arrange to have students enrolled in the program return home and issue appropriate refunds. If a program is not canceled and conditions warrant, we have the ability to alter the scheduled destinations and itineraries to maximize security. If a student wishes to withdraw from a program that is not canceled by the University, i.e. a program proceeding as scheduled or modified by changing conditions, 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 (2016 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.
EMU Travel Health Clinic
EMU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Other Health Resources
U.S. Government Travel Resources
Visas For U.S. Citizens and Resources for Non-U.S. Citizens

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