Risk Management

Our priority is to keep our faculty, staff and students safe while abroad. We have measures in place to mitigate risk before travel and to provide crisis support while abroad.


travel policy

While we support study abroad programming almost anywhere around the globe, there are restrictions. UNC Charlotte students cannot study or undertake University sponsored activities abroad in any location that the U.S. Department of State identifies as Level 3 or Level 4 according to the established travel advisoriesNote that conditions can change rapidly in a country at any time, so you should check your intended destination's advisory level regularly. 

Travel to Restricted Areas Policy 

emergencies abroad

The OEA provides crisis support and management to faculty and students studying abroad on our programs. If you experience a crisis while traveling overseas please follow our emergency procedures for immediate assistance. 

Emergencies Abroad 

geoblue insurance

All faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad on UNC Charlotte programs will be covered under GeoBlue international insurance. The insurance is mandated by the UNC System Office and covers medical expenses as well as crisis support services. Additionally, faculty and staff traveling abroad individually for university purposes may obtain business travel insurance through GeoBlue. 

GeoBlue Information 

alert traveler

AlertTraveler is an extension of the OEA portal which provides students with alerts about safety and security related events near them (according to your itinerary) and contains professionally provided, up-to-date information about countries and major cities around the world.

Alert Traveler