The Catholic University of America

Health & Safety Issues in Education Abroad

CUA Education Abroad Statement on Safety and Security

The safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff who are participating in CUA programs abroad is of the highest importance. CUAbroad has established policies and procedures designed to safeguard the safety and well-being of study abroad participants.

CUAbroad monitors safety alerts for the countries in which it has programs. Education abroad program participants abroad are notified via e-mail if the U.S. State Department issues a country-specific Warning or Announcement. Procedures are in place should an individual program participant – or all program participants – need to be evacuated from the program site.

CUAbroad is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through an emergency cell phone.

To contact the CUAbroad 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call: CUA Public Safety at (001) 202-319-5111

You may also contact CUAbroad during regular office hours at (001) 202-319-6010.

Addressing safety and well-being begins with training the Faculty Program Directors and providing all program participants with pre-departure orientation. Program participants are provided with extensive written information and resources, available both in print and on the CUAbroad website.