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Smart Traveler

International Oversight Committee

Safe Trip Abroad


The well-being of UT students, faculty, and staff is the primary concern of the Global Risk & Safety Office. 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!

Resources for International Travel Safety & Security

Click on the links provided on the left sidebar to:

  • Learn about the mission and role of the International Oversight Committee (IOC)
  • Access policies & procedures related to high risk travel
  • Tap into resources for safe travel planning
  • Read updates on current worldwide safety and security concerns affecting UT travelers


Thank you for visiting our site. 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.