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General Health and Safety Info

General Health and Safety Info

Worldwide Caution: Travel Health and Safety; Terrorism; Political Violence  

The U.S. Department of State has issued a worldwide caution. View additional details at OSAC

Mandatory International Medical Insurance Coverage
International health insurance and emergency services through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) provide coverage for University of Northern Iowa students, faculty, and staff travelling internationally.   
Schedule your Travel Health Consultation  

1. Visit the Student Health Center for an optional consultation, at least two months before you depart

2. The consultation is free; vaccinations are not, so check with your insurance provider about coverage

3. The consultation addresses any medical concerns you may have while traveling

Personal Safety Abroad

1. Have a safe time abroad!

-You will be registered with the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Plan (STEP)

-Learn about your destination country

2. Emergency Situations

-Know who to call

-If you need to get in contact with UNI, call Public Safety, they will contact Study Abroad.

3. Know the local equivalent of 911 (many countries use a different number)

-Local U.S. Embassy or Consulate contact information

4. Travel in pairs or groups

5. Remain aware of surroundings

6. Listen to the locals

7. Carry translations of addresses & common phrases in your wallet

8. Only carry the valuables you need; keep the rest in a secure location (bring a padlock or doorstop)

9. Always carry a copy of your passport when travelling

Title IX Reporting: Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault

UNI encourages those who have experienced any form of sexual harassment or assault to report the incident to the University Title IX Officer or any of the designated Title IX Deputy Coordinators. You may also file separate criminal charges by contacting UNI Police at 319.273.2712.

Title IX Officer
Leah Gutknecht
Assistant to the President for Compliance and Equity Management
Office of Compliance and Equity Management
117 Gilchrist, Campus Code 0028

Explore some of the useful live newsfeeds from agencies that monitor health and safety internationally.
CDC Warnings
WHO News and Alerts
DoS Travel Warnings