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Immediate Security Assistance

Any travelers abroad needing immediate security or medical assistance should contact International SOS at +1-215-942-8478.

The well-being of UT students, faculty, and staff is the primary concern of Global Risk & Safety. In support of the mission and core values of the University of Texas at Austin, this office monitors worldwide travel conditions, compiles and disseminates safety resources, and leads UT’s International Oversight Committee (IOC), chaired by the Vice Provost for International Programs.

We work in partnership with Study Abroad, Travel Management Services, and other units throughout campus to provide guidance related to matters of international health, safety, and security, so that research and study abroad may continue to enrich the lives and careers of our students, faculty, and staff. We welcome you to explore our site. Safe travels!


Please feel free to contact us at or (512) 471-3144 for additional information.

NOTE: For emergencies involving a UT student, faculty, or staff, contact the UT Police Department 24/7 at (512) 471-4441. All calls will be immediately routed to the appropriate International Office or Travel Management crisis manager.