Health, Safety, & Emergencies
All students participating in study abroad programs are required to maintain health insurance coverage throughout their entire study abroad period. UM's minimum coverage requirements are:
Medical Expense Benefit: $150,000
Medical Evacuation: $150,000
Student participating in the partner exchange should find out if their current health insurance meets these requirements. If this is not the case, they should research their options for insurance coverage. Most ISEP students are required to enroll in the ISEP health insurance as a program requirement that meets with UM minimum requirements.
When traveling abroad, students should follow a number of precautions in order to travel safely. Students should review the U.S. State Department website for country specific information on health and safety and research their host country’s immunization requirements and recommendations. Students should also review the UM Study Abroad Student Handbook, especially to learn how to cope with cultural adjustment, how to stay healthy and safe, and what the U.S. Consulate can do for you if student encounter legal issues.
In case on an emergency, students and family members should contact the Office of Public Safety at 406.243.6131 (answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). The Office of International Programs (OIP) will be notified of the emergency. Students and family members can also contact International Programs at the numbers listed below.
In the event of a political, social, or natural emergency, OIP will be in close contact with the student’s host institution staff and the US Consulate or Embassy. Students should remain in contact with the host institution staff and the Office of International Programs in an emergency situation. For more information about notification procedures, visit the In an Emergency webpage.Office of International Programs Emergency Contact
Phone: (406)243-2296 during business hours, or (406)830-0229 after hours.