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Emergency Resources

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

EMERGENCY RESOURCES

TRUE EMERGENCIES VERSUS PERCEIVED EMERGENCIES

True emergencies are rare and involve things such as a serious illness or natural disaster. A true emergency means that there is an immediate threat to someone’s health and/or safety. True emergencies will require coordination between you, the Office of Global Education, HTH, and possibly governmental agencies.

Perceived emergencies are occurrences such as a lost passport or a missed flight. While these can still be serious issues, they typically do not need to involve the Office of Global Education, and can usually be solved by the student or the faculty leader.

EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS (EAPS)

It is recommended that any student or staff member going abroad think actively about how to respond in the event of an emergency, large or small. Creating an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is one way to help you prepare. Below are some items to consider when making an EAP. A version of this template is available in Word (calendar iconEmergency Action Plan Guide) so you can type in your responses, print it out, and take it with you.