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Resources & Emergency Contacts

Useful Websites with Practical Information About Travel and Studying Abroad


U.S. State Department Students Abroad
U.S. State Department Travel
U.S. State Department Country Specific Information Sheets
Centers for Disease Control: Study Abroad Page
U.S. Embassies Abroad
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Passports
HTH Parents
MobilityUSA - National Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Exchange
DiversityAbroad
PhilaU Financial Aid

U.S. Emergency Contacts for Use While Abroad

Jefferson East Falls Public Safety and Security 24-hour hotline 1-215-951-2999
Travel Guard CrisiSolution Assistance1
+01 (817) 826-7261 (from outside the U.S. or Canada)
1-877-206-1477 (from inside the U.S. or Canada)
WorldSource 24-Hour Crisis Center2 1-866-WANT-HLP
GeoBlue/HTH Worldwide Emergency Medical Services3 +01-610-254-8771 (from outside the U.S.)
1-800-257-4823 (from inside the U.S.)

1Travel Guard provides assistance to students by finding or arranging services such as: legal assistance, emergency cash, lost baggage or passport assistance, emergency telephone interpretation service, ATM locator, emergency message center, and other general services while abroad.  This service is available to all students who are actively enrolled at Philadelphia University.
2WorldSource Crisis Center number should only be used in the event of a crisis or emergency situation.  Improper use and/or abuse of this service is costly.  This service is available to all students who are actively enrolled at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferso University) East Falls Campus.
3In a medical emergency, always seek medical care first and then contact GeoBlue (formerly HTH )Worldwide for further assistance. GeoBlue emergency medical services are available to students who are enrolled in the GeoBlue/HTH Worldwide international medical insurance plan while abroad.  Students who are abroad and are not enrolled in this plan will not have access to their emergency services.

 
In addition to these U.S. based emergency contacts, students who are abroad on a full semester or summer term program will also be provided local 24-hour emergency contact information from their host institution during their arrival orientation.


Interesting Study Abroad Articles

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/blogs/thenextgreatgeneration/2012/02/go_abroad_get_hired_corporate.html

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-01-18/study-abroad-global-economy-travel/52650834/1

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/10/156463825/globals-generation-focuses-on-experienceVia