Safety and Emergency Procedures

Prepare, Be Responsible, and Work With the Program

Michigan Tech University takes student safety and well-being very seriously. But we can’t guarantee a risk-free overseas environment any more than we can for students studying in the US. The best way to be safe during your study abroad experience is to be aware, be responsible, and follow the advice of Michigan Tech and your program staff.

Pre-Travel Considerations

Travel has always involved risk, and the COVID-19 pandemic presents even more considerations for anyone traveling domestically or internationally. Anyone considering travel should assess their personal risk tolerance and review the information below to make an informed decision about whether traveling is the right choice for you.

Be Prepared

It’s natural that students and parents have questions about the safety of study abroad. Please refer to the study abroad FAQs section.

Take Responsibility

Students who follow simple recommendations are most likely to keep themselves safe and enjoy a great educational experience.

Know the Plan

It’s important to step back from the initial fear-based impulse and view the situation through a rational lens that separates fact from rumor.