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Emergencies Abroad

In an emergency, contact: 

  • Northwestern University Police's 24/7 line: (847) 491-3456
  • GeoBlue's Global Health and Safety Team: (610) 254-8771

International Incident Reporting:

Authorized Buffett employees may use the international incident reporting form to report that a member of the university community has experienced an emergency abroad. Other university employees, students, parents or members of the public should report an international emergency impacting a member of our community to the Northwestern Police at (847) 491-3456.

Medical Emergency

In a medical emergency, the traveler should go to the nearest physician or hospital, and call GeoBlue Worldwide.    

Procedures for Medical Emergencies


If the traveler has been a victim of a crime, terrorism, or a natural disaster, there is help available from Northwestern.

Procedures for Safety Emergencies

View U.S. State Department Travel Alerts and view alerts specific to Northwestern

Northwestern University is concerned about the safety and well-being of its students regarding sexual misconduct whether on- or off-campus. If you experience any type of sexual misconduct, please read Information and Options for Survivors of Sexual Misconduct Abroad.

Learn more about managing security and safety situations on the Victim of Crime Abroad and Arrest and Detention Abroad webpages. For Northwestern’s policy regarding emergency notification, read Emergency Contact & Parental Notification.