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Security Information Resources

In addition to speaking with staff in the Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS), Northwestern University offers to options to review travel safety and security information as well as receive informational alerts produced by third parties.

The U.S. Department of State (U.S. DOS)

The U.S. DOS’s Travelers website provides detailed country information sheets on your destination(s) as well as any corresponding Travel Alerts or Warnings.

Travelers can also signup for the Smart Travelers Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP is a free service provided by the U.S. DOS to those who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. All Northwestern travelers should enroll in STEP (some students are required as a condition of their program or experience).

International SOS

*Please note that this service is temporarily unavailable.  If your travel is imminent and you would like additional security information, please email and include your travel dates and destination.

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