Northwestern strongly recommends students participating in international educational activities facilitated, sponsored, endorsed, or administered by the University (including, but not limited to study abroad programs), to create a Personal Travel Locator so that important information is available to International SOS and Northwestern on-call staff, should students need to be located in a crisis or emergency.
Travelers have the option to sign up for medical and/or security email alerts by logging on and signing up. Medical alerts are issued when there is an unusual health risk that, in the opinion of the SOS medical staff, may negatively impact travelers or expatriates visiting a country. Security alerts are issued when SOS security professionals have identified a security risk in a specific country.
Remember to carry the SOS wallet card with you at all times when you are abroad!