Safety & Health
The safety of our students abroad is our top priority. AU Abroad performs regular risk-assessment reviews of every program we administer. At each site, students are given 24-hour emergency contact numbers and are informed of emergency procedures. When students travel independently, we ask they keep on-site staff aware of their plans. AU Abroad will modify or cancel planned field trips or other activities when necessary to ensure student safety. Before students leave the US, they receive a general safety orientation. Once on site, students receive more detailed instructions from local professionals.
Ultimately, the decision to study abroad is one which must be made by you and your family. Even with the care which our staff members give to your safety, and even if you carefully follow the guidelines here, we can not guarantee a completely safe environment, just as no one can guarantee it here in the United States. Nor can we force you to follow these guidelines when you are on your own. We urge you, however, to pay attention to them, and to exercise the same caution as you would in the United States, in order to have the best experience possible.