Health and Safety
Whether you are advising a study abroad student or leading a faculty-led program, we strongly encourage you to review the below links to become more familiar with health and safety topics prior to your student's or your program abroad.
- K-State Lafene Travel Clinic
- K-State Counseling Services
- U.S. Department of State
- International Travel Warnings and Alerts
- Country Profiles
- U.S. Embassy Information
- Emergency Assistance to Americans Abroad
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Overseas Security Advisory Council
- Safety Abroad First - Educational Travel Information Clearinghouse Project (SAFETI)
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
International Health Insurance
KSU faculty and staff traveling abroad on KSU business are covered under a blanket international health insurance policy through Chubb Insurance. This policy covers important costs that could be incurred while traveling abroad, including Emergency Medical Evacuation, Repatriation of Remains, a Family Assistance Benefit, a Bereavement Reunion Benefit, a Security Evacuation Benefit, and Worldwide Travel Assistance.
To obtain additional valuable information about the policy, or health and safety in your destination of travel, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign-up for the Chubb Travel Assistance Portal and explore their resources online.
View the Chubb Insurance Travel Assist Card (pdf) which includes procedures on how to use the insurance, as well as numbers to call for access to assistance while abroad.
KSU Faculty & Staff with questions about Chubb Insurance can contact Blake Abbe (KSU Vice President for Risk & Compliance) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 785 532-6226
NOTE: Kansas State University students traveling abroad on official KSU business, including attendance at conferences, work/intern abroad programs, volunteer abroad programs or study abroad programs should follow a different process. Please refer any students to Education Abroad in 304 Fairchild Hall (email@example.com or 785-532-5990) for more information.