For a general overview visit International Safety Office
If traveling in an organized trip (e.g., Dialogue, Alternative Spring Break etc.) contact your trip leader first. However, if you are unable to reach your trip leader or are not part of a group (e.g., Coop, study abroad, meeting etc.) and you are in an emergency situation, you can always call Northeastern Police at the non-emergency number +1.617.373.2121 or emergency number +1.617.373.3333. NUPD will then contact the other appropriate offices or organizations who can further assist you in managing the emergency.
When a traveler is the victim of a crime overseas, he or she may suffer from physical, emotional or financial injuries. It can be more difficult because the victim may be in unfamiliar surroundings, and may not know the local language or customs.The University offers these resources and is available to assist 24/7.
When you arrive at your destination, make sure your accommodations are secure. If you don’t feel safe, ask to move your room or choose alternate housing. Use the following tips:
- Do not walk alone or distracted
- Use common sense at night – be confident
- Avoid shortcuts
- Use caution when at ATMs. Use ATMs inside banks or hotels and avoid ATMs on the streets.
- Never leave your valuables unattended
- Always Lock/Secure your room and belongings
- Never enter your room if you believe it has been broken into
- Report suspicious persons/activity immediately to police
Share your experience with the International Safety Office or GEO when you return to campus.
Each person and location may have special health needs. Use the Center for Disease Control and The World Health Organization for useful information regarding any specific vaccination requirements as well as other precautionary dietary, water and environmental considerations with which you should be aware.