Emergency Wallet Card (35 KB)

This card can be placed in your wallet so you always have contact information for local authorities, hospitals, the consulate, and UBC.

Pre-departure Checklist (213 KB)

Use this checklist to prepare yourself for: passports and visas, travel and medical insurance, personal finances, and emergency planning.

Safety Planning Record Sample (510 KB)

The Safety Planning Record document will be used in the approval process for travel to Level "AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL" and Level "AVOID ALL TRAVEL" locations. You will need to meet with the Student Safety Abroad Advisor to obtain and complete the Safety Planning Record document, which includes conducting additional research on risks associated with your destination.


 Government of Canada Country Travel Reports & Advisories

These reports offer information on safety and security, local laws and customs, entry requirements, health conditions and other important travel issues. You are strongly encouraged to subscribe to daily travel updates and to use them as a resource for pre-departure planning.

Registry of Canadians Abroad

Sign up for this is free service for Canadian citizens from Global Affairs Canada so government officials can contact and assist you in case of an emergency abroad, such as a natural disaster or civil unrest, or inform you of an emergency at home. If you are not a Canadian citizen, you should contact the nearest embassy or consulate of your country of citizenship for equivalent emergency resources and services that may be available to you.

Government of Canada Emergency Watch & Response Center

For emergency help, Canadian citizens can also contact Government of Canada's Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service is intended for Canadian citizens only. Non-Canadian citizens should contact the nearest embassy or consulate of their country of citizenship.

Online Safety Learning Modules

The following learning modules will help you to prepare for your international travel, no matter where you're going. Topics include passports and visas, emergencies, travel health and medical insurance, mental health and wellness, cultures and customs, and other travel tips.