Center for International Studies and Programs

Travel Resources--Managing Emergencies

women looking at her phonePlan for Emergencies:

In an unfamiliar environment with potential communication and cultural barriers, a minor crisis may be more difficult to handle. So be prepared for emergencies.

Print and complete the Emergency Planning Worksheet. We suggest you print your Emergency Action Plan and keep a copy with you at all times.

Make a Plan

  • To increase your comfort level, be prepared and have a plan for what you would do in case of an emergency.
  • Gather medical records and documents.
  • Make a plan.  Print and complete the Emergency Action Plan Worksheet.

It's better to have a plan and not use it than to have something happen and not know who to call or where to go for help.

Gather Documents

Gather these documents and information before you leave:

  • copy of passport and visa (where applicable)
  • copy of insurance card/information
  • copy of home driver's license
  • emergency assistance information
  • area maps
  • list of special medical needs and treatment Information
  • power of attorney
Last Updated: 3/21/23