Safety Abroad

U of T Safety Abroad supports 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.

For Students

By supporting you in understanding and mitigating the possible risks you may encounter, U of T Safety Abroad is dedicated to supporting safer student experiences abroad.

For Staff/Faculty

Know a student traveling abroad? While staff and faculty are not affected by the university’s requirements around Safety Abroad, it is good for staff and faculty working with students to be aware of the requirements.

In An Emergency

Keep in mind that your personal safety is the most important while you are traveling abroad. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with basic local information of transportation, accommodation, culture and custom, political situation etc. before you leave. Also, knowing where to access helps in emergencies is fundamental to ensure a safe experience abroad.

In an emergency, get in touch with us 24/7 via Campus Safety at:

+1 416-978-2222 or International SOS at +1 215-942-8478

Student 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.

In order to register, have your emergency contact, health insurance, passport and local contact information ready. You need to complete a registration for each trip you go on. One trip can have multiple locations.

Note for Staff/Faculty:

If you need to access the Registry for any reason, please contact