SAFETY ABROAD

U of T Safety Abroad supports the University community in managing risk pertaining to student travel abroad and offers support to students while they are abroad.

U of T Safety Abroad supports the University community, including students and activity sponsors by:
  • Providing direction to the University in regards to managing risk pertaining to student travel abroad;
  • Offering students support in understanding risks associated with the location of their international activity and working with students to develop measures to mitigate those risks;
  • Monitoring situations abroad and advising students on any emerging issues;
  • Providing emergency support when regional or personal emergencies arise

Contact us

Cumberland House
33 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2E3

416-978-1148 (9am-5pm)
24/7 Emergency Hotline via Campus Police:
416-978-2222 (Collect calls accepted)

BEFORE YOU GO

Register and complete pre-departure training

  1. Read the Global Affairs Canada Profile to understand potential risks at your destination
  2. Complete a series of online modules or contact Safety Abroad about an in-person pre-departure orientation;
  3. Register your international experience with Safety Abroad;
  4. Review and sign the Consent and Terms of Participation package;
  5. Secure appropriate and sufficient Travel Health Insurance
  6. Develop a Communication Plan or Complete a Safety Planning Record (for higher risk regions).

WHILE YOU ARE ABROAD

Keep in Touch

Keep in touch and reach out for support. Provide us with your local contact information and keep your travel plans updated so we can support you.

Advice and Emergency Support

In an emergency, get in touch with us 24/7 via the Campus Police hotline at 416-978-2222.

The University of Toronto has also partnered with International SOS to offer more support for students traveling abroad. You can conveniently dial one phone number (215-942-8478) that will connect you to the International SOS network of professionals operating 24 hours a day and have access to doctors, nurses, coordinators and security professionals with local expertise who can offer immediate advice, referrals, and assistance.

Learn more here about how International SOS can support you before and during your travels.

WHEN YOU RETURN HOME

Seek support through in-person meetings. Returning home can produce some of the same challenges as going abroad initially. Set up a one-on-one meeting to learn about resources at the University to help you settle back into your life and studies in Toronto.

Visit our Resources page to learn more about supports available to those returning home from international activity both on and off campus.

HOW DO I REGISTER MY INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY WITH SAFETY ABROAD?

In order to be registered with U of T Safety Abroad students are asked to complete the following steps prior to travel:

  • Register your travel in the Safety Abroad Registry. The Safety Abroad Registry allows U of T Safety Abroad to track your travel dates and location so that we can offer support and emergency assistance. The Registry also includes the Consent and Terms of Participation Waivers. In order to complete the registration, you must have the following. 

(1) Emergency contact information (2) Health insurance (3) Passport information (4) Local contact details

 

The Safety Abroad Workshop covers topics such as health and wellness, personal safety and intercultural awareness. The workshop is designed to help you to identify and mitigate risks in your international destination.

 

What is Safety Abroad
U of T Safety Abroad supports the University community, including students and activity sponsors by:
  • Providing direction to the University in regards to managing risk pertaining to student travel abroad;
  • Offering students support in understanding risks associated with the location of their international activity and working with students to develop measures to mitigate those risks;
  • Monitoring situations abroad and advising students on any emerging issues;
  • Providing emergency support when regional or personal emergencies arise

Contact us

Cumberland House
33 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2E3

416-978-1148 (9am-5pm)
24/7 Emergency Hotline via Campus Police:
416-978-2222 (Collect calls accepted)

What We Do

BEFORE YOU GO

Register and complete pre-departure training

  1. Read the Global Affairs Canada Profile to understand potential risks at your destination
  2. Complete a series of online modules or contact Safety Abroad about an in-person pre-departure orientation;
  3. Register your international experience with Safety Abroad;
  4. Review and sign the Consent and Terms of Participation package;
  5. Secure appropriate and sufficient Travel Health Insurance
  6. Develop a Communication Plan or Complete a Safety Planning Record (for higher risk regions).

WHILE YOU ARE ABROAD

Keep in Touch

Keep in touch and reach out for support. Provide us with your local contact information and keep your travel plans updated so we can support you.

Advice and Emergency Support

In an emergency, get in touch with us 24/7 via the Campus Police hotline at 416-978-2222.

The University of Toronto has also partnered with International SOS to offer more support for students traveling abroad. You can conveniently dial one phone number (215-942-8478) that will connect you to the International SOS network of professionals operating 24 hours a day and have access to doctors, nurses, coordinators and security professionals with local expertise who can offer immediate advice, referrals, and assistance.

Learn more here about how International SOS can support you before and during your travels.

WHEN YOU RETURN HOME

Seek support through in-person meetings. Returning home can produce some of the same challenges as going abroad initially. Set up a one-on-one meeting to learn about resources at the University to help you settle back into your life and studies in Toronto.

Visit our Resources page to learn more about supports available to those returning home from international activity both on and off campus.

Pre-departure Steps

HOW DO I REGISTER MY INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY WITH SAFETY ABROAD?

In order to be registered with U of T Safety Abroad students are asked to complete the following steps prior to travel:

  • Register your travel in the Safety Abroad Registry. The Safety Abroad Registry allows U of T Safety Abroad to track your travel dates and location so that we can offer support and emergency assistance. The Registry also includes the Consent and Terms of Participation Waivers. In order to complete the registration, you must have the following. 

(1) Emergency contact information (2) Health insurance (3) Passport information (4) Local contact details

 

The Safety Abroad Workshop covers topics such as health and wellness, personal safety and intercultural awareness. The workshop is designed to help you to identify and mitigate risks in your international destination.

 

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