Health & Safety
The health and safety of UTA students is of the greatest importance to us. Be sure to read the following sections and contact us if you should have any questions. These topics will also be addressed thoroughly at the mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation.
Culture of Safety
The University of Texas at Austin International Office has a "Culture of Safety" video that provides general information for students studying abroad.
Know Before You Go
In 1996, Sara Schewe, a student from Georgetown University, was killed in a bus accident in India while on a study abroad program. Since then, Sara's family founded Sara's Wish Foundation to bring awareness on how to minimize safety issues while traveling and studying abroad. The Know Before You Go video on their website was created to provide students and their families valuable information to help prepare for a safe time abroad.
Center for Global Education
The Center for Global Education is a great resource for students, as well as parents of students, preparing to study abroad. Along with the information provided in the UTA Study Abroad Handbook, it is highly recommended that all students review and familiarize themselves with the Center for Global Education's Study Abroad Handbook, especially their section on health and safety abroad.