- Health & Safety Resources
- Emergencies Abroad
- Disabilities and Chronic Health Issues
- Tips for Safe Travel
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Safety abroad is of primary importance to the Marquette University Office of International Education. While we cannot guarantee the safety of those traveling abroad, we will do our best to provide the tools for prevention and resources to use in the case of an incident abroad.
Before you do anything else, find a safe location. Your program will provide you with on-site emergency contact information. Keep it with you at all times.
Your on-site program director: Your on-site program director or staff in the international office at your institution may be helpful in providing a contact for a local medical service provider and can assist you with navigating the local health care culture. If your program does not have an on-site director or if you are unable to reach your on-site director, you may seek assistance through GeoBlue or Marquette University Office of International Education (see below).
GeoBlue: For medical evacuation and other 24/7 emergency assistance as well as routine, non-emergency requests for health information, direct billing with physicians and hospitals, and outpatient appointment scheduling.
When seeking medical attention:
International SOS: For medical evacuation and other 24/7 emergency assistance as well as routine, non-emergency requests for health information, direct billing with physicians and hospitals, and outpatient appointment scheduling.
Office of International Education
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor
Public Safety will reach the Marquette on-call emergency coordinator via cell phone.
Public Safety will assist you with your concern and, if necessary, will contact the MU OIE on-call emergency coordinator.
Within your online portal at https://studyabroad.marquette.edu/, in the left-hand menu, is a link to Report an Incident. Please complete this online form for an incident occurring abroad of any level of severity.
Important note: Any information submitted via this form will be reported to the Marquette University Police Department, per the following state and federal laws:
Information will be kept confidential as allowed by law.
Contact Marquette University Office of the General Counsel/Risk Management Insurance and Claims Administrator, Alexa Gianos-Steinberg (email@example.com) who will assist you with filing a claim. Please keep all receipts for medical expenses incurred whether you pay for these out of pocket or whether a guarantee of payment is made on your behalf by International SOS and submit these to ORM when filing your claim.