Emergencies Abroad

The Office of Education Abroad provides emergency support to all faculty and students studying abroad on UNC Charlotte programs. 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

If you experience an emergency on-site please follow these steps:

  1. Assess the emergency
  2. Secure yourself/students with you
  3. Communicate with on-site coordinators, the OEA, the U.S. Embassy/Consulate, and other authorities as needed

Contacting the OEA

During Business Hours

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
704-687-7747

After Business Hours

UNC Charlotte Campus Police*

Available 24/7/365
704-687-2200
* The Police will get in contact with an OEA staff member

FACULTY DIRECTORS

Faculty Directors of a UNC Charlotte Faculty-Led Program serve as the primary crisis manager on the ground in responding to student issues as they arise. A Director's first responsibility in an emergency is to safeguard the well-being of program participants. In order to do so effectively, faculty should reference the crisis management information provided in their Faculty Director Handbook. If you are a faculty member and have experienced an incident abroad involving the health, safety, or security of a program participant (student or faculty), we ask that you complete an incident report through the OEA website once you have addressed the situation and have ensured the participant's safety.

OEA Incident Report