Faculty & Staff
Health & Safety
Incoming Exchange Students
The safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff who are participating in UMD programs abroad is of the highest importance. All students participating on a UMD program participate in a pre-departure orientation provided by the International Education Office where safety and other important issues are discussed. The International Education Office receives regular updates from U.S. Government advisories, including those of the U.S. State Department and those issued by in-country embassies. Despite all precautions total safety cannot be guaranteed while abroad any more than it can be in the United States. We strongly encourage students to take responsibility for their own safety and security by carefully reading the information, advice, and resources provided, including the following websites.In case of an emergency while abroad, call the nearest emergency response local authorities as needed (e.g. police, medical, etc.). Follow the UMD emergency process to deal with your emergency.
Do's and don'ts of traveling abroad
Reduce the risk of injury or death on the road
Prevent being a victim of a crime
Important information on use of alcohol and illegal drugs
Stay safe and avoid possible terrorist activities
U.S. embassies and consulates abroad
Links to important safety information online.