Our Commitment to Health and Safety Abroad
International Health and Safety regularly monitors and reviews the health and safety of our programs abroad. Individual safety cannot be guaranteed abroad or in the United States; however, UCF is committed to maximize safety for students, faculty, and staff who participate in engagements abroad. We encourage participants to take the necessary steps to enhance their safety and security abroad by completing the online orientation and attending all additional orientation meetings for their travel.
UCF has safety protocols for all students and university personnel abroad, and we:
- Employ a full-time International Health and Safety Coordinator who proactively monitors the university’s international programming.
- Provide a 24/7 Emergency Abroad Hotline (407-823-0595) that connects travelers to the UCF PD, who can put participants in touch with
UCF International Health and Safety or other key staff trained in the emergency response protocol.
- Serve as point of contact for incident reporting and response.
- Maintain practices and implement an international emergency response plan and emergency response protocol.
- Monitor security updates from multiple resources including:
- U.S. Department of State
- United Healthcare Global
- U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Require travelers visiting a restricted destination to undergo review by applying for a travel approval petition and authorization by the Office of the Provost or designee.
- Enroll all participants in a comprehensive medical and security insurance policy.
- Provide International Health and Safety Orientations to all UCF travelers.