Check our travel advisories page.
You might! We closely monitor news events and often receive travel safety alerts from the U.S. Department of State or private security information providers. When we feel it is useful to our travelers, we pass along these alerts via email. If there's a major security incident while you're abroad, we may reach out to make sure you're okay.
If there's risk to life, limb, or eye, call the local 911 equivalent to get help.
If you require emergency assistance while you are abroad, call the MSU 24/7 International Emergency Assistance Line at +1-517-353-3784.
If there has been a major incident in the country you are in, but you are unaffected please let MSU know by emailing us at. And do not forget to let your loved ones know!
Visit the U.S. Department of State Travel website. This list changes regularly, so check it often.
Faculty, staff, and students traveling internationally on university-affiliated travel who are not part of a study abroad program.
Registration in the Traveler's Abroad Database:
Email OIHS with your name, NetID, and Major Academic Unit.
You should visit the MSU Travel Clinic if you are traveling internationally and any of the following are true:
Study abroad participants are automatically enrolled in GeoBlue international health insurance coverage through the Office of Study Abroad. You will receive your GeoBlue insurance card and instructions for accessing the GeoBlue website by email roughly one month before your program departure date. Contact us if you are leaving within three weeks and have not received your international health insurance card.
International travelers on university-affiliated travel must register in the Travelers Abroad Database in order to activate international health insurance coverage.
No, but you may purchase a separate policy for them through GeoBlue.
Instructions and claim forms for study abroad participants may be found online.
Instructions and claim forms for international travelers that registered in the Travelers Abroad Database can be accessed through the GeoBlue website. More information on reimbursement claims for international travelers may also be found on our webpage.
Study abroad participants - your GeoBlue coverage begins on your study abroad program's start date and end two days after your program's end date.
International travelers - your GeoBlue coverage is active for the travel dates entered in the Travelers Abroad Database. Only University-affiliated travel may be entered in the Travelers Abroad Database.
Travelers are encouraged to purchase the additional for their personal travel. If travelers would like to purchase travel comparable to the GeoBlue coverage available through MSU, they may purchase a policy through GeoBlue.