Most students have no major safety or health incidents while abroad. However, the most important person in your staying safe and healthy while abroad is YOU! In signing the study abroad Conditions of Participation, you acknowledge the central importance of taking responsibility for your own actions and decisions while abroad. A key part of this responsibility is the serious commitment to your own health and safety. You have a number of resources to help you keep safe and healthy while abroad.

Your on-site Director:

- works with you and OGE before departure to set up support systems for health and personal conditions that require special accommodation

- assists you in getting health care from medical professionals on site

- is in constant contact with the GU home campus on safety and health issues

- participates in the US Embassy's Consular Warden System

- is available on a 24/7 basis for emergencies


Health and Safety Quick links: Insurance Coverage

Health Insurance FAQs 

Education Abroad Insurance: Plan Brochure, Insurance Card, Claim Form 

Internacional ISOS (Services, Travel Registration, Country Information and Replacement ISOS Card)

ISOS MyTrips registration instructions


Health and Safety Quick Links: General Information

Georgetown Office of Global Education, Safety and Security. Includes emergency telephones and procedures.

US Citizens’ Services at the United States Embassy in Madrid is also an important source of information and support.

US Department of State "Traveler's Checklist." Recommendations for preparing a safe trip abroad as well as links to country-specific information. 

US Study Abroad Office (US Dept of State). Study Abroad resources. 

Help for US citizens Victims of Crime. Information from the US Embassy.