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International Travel Safety & Security

Northwestern University has contracted with a company called International SOS (ISOS) to provide travel information, travel warnings, and tracking capabilities for all students and employees who travel outside the United States to study or conduct University business.

International SOS is NOT:

  • Health insurance. Northwestern University continues to require all students participating in international educational activities facilitated, sponsored, endorsed, or administered by the University (including, but not limited to study abroad programs) to maintain health insurance coverage that meets the standards set forth by the University's Office of Risk Management and to make certain that their policies cover them while abroad. Visit Study/Travel Abroad Health Insurance  for more information.

Plan Information
More information about SOS membership and a list of services.

Guide for Registering
Step-by-step enrollment instructions.

Contact SOS
How to utilize SOS services while abroad.

Answers to commonly asked questions.