Dear MSU International Travelers,
Recent violent events in Jordan, Turkey, Switzerland and Germany are an unfortunate reminder of the importance of travel safety, particularly during the holiday season. The Office of International Health and Safety (OIHS) has confirmed the safety and well-being of all Spartans with registered travel in the affected areas.
We urge all travelers to heed the following travel safety precautions while traveling this holiday season:
The safety and security of all MSU travelers is our top priority, and MSU is prepared to respond to incidents abroad. Some of the ways OIHS supports safe international travel include: established emergency procedures and protocols; pre-departure orientation for study abroad participants; Critical Incident Management Training for study abroad program directors; medical and evacuation insurance; coordinating with the Office of Study Abroad; the Risk and Security Assessment Committee; our security information providers; the U.S. State Department Overseas Security Advisory Council; and, staffing MSU’s 24/7 International Emergency Assistance Line.
As you begin or continue your travels, do not hesitate to reach out to OIHS if you have any concerns. We are here to answer your questions and offer support.
Best wishes and happy holidays,
Christopher C. Daniel, MA, CEM
Director, International Health and Safety
International Studies and Programs
427 N Shaw Lane, 308
Michigan State University