International travel can be an important part of the university experience. UBC supports students to travel more safely through the Student Safety Abroad Program and Policy.

The Student Safety Abroad Policy:

  • Outlines UBC’s process for authorizing student travel abroad
  • Explains resources and supports offered to students preparing for travel 
  • Outlines the protocol for responding to emergencies
  • Defines the roles and responsibilities for students, faculty and staff related to supporting student travel abroad

In accordance with the policy students traveling as part of a UBC activity are expected to:

  • Prepare for risks associated with travel destination
  • Use resources (including Online Pre-departure modules, insurance, international SOS)
  • Register your trip through the Safety Abroad Registry

Who’s covered under the Safety Abroad program?

While the Student Safety Abroad Program is under Go Global, the resources and support are available to all students travelling internationally. Key resources of the program include:

  • The Student Safety Abroad Registry
  • Online Pre-departure modules that helps students plan for a safe trip
  • In-person advising for students, faculty and staff planning international travel involving students
  • Emergency travel support through International SOS and UBC