Safety While Traveling
Students traveling during the semester should let us know their travel plans via e-mail. This includes relevant travel dates, destination, accommodation, and flight details. Please email this information through to the Residential and Property Manager, Pascal Durr (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Periodically we receive security advisories from the U.S. Consulate or Department of State urging caution when residing or traveling overseas. When planning your travel adventures, consult the U.S. Department of State website (http://travel.state.gov) for the latest security advisories.
Register with the U.S. State Department
We strongly recommend all students register in the U.S. State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). When registered, students will automatically receive information and updates from the State Department. In addition, enrollment will make it easier for U.S. officials to contact students or their families in the event of an emergency.
As mentioned in the emergency procedures section, International SOS is an important resource for students when travelling anywhere from BUSAC. In addition to registering your travel with International SOS, they should be your first point of contact if any medical or security risk arises when travelling away from BUSAC. International SOS can support students in a variety of ways. Just a couple of examples include connecting people with local health services if they are in a foreign country, and facilitating emergency evacuation measures. With a team of nurses on site, students can call International SOS and have a general conversation to gain medical advice should they wish. International SOS are a useful intermediary body students can utilise to be connected to the various health services they are looking to access.
If calling International SOS from within Australia dial 02 9372 2468, otherwise see their website for contact information from other destinations: https://www.internationalsos.com/