International Travel Safety Information / Resource: Risk Management - Northwestern University

International Travel Safety Information and Resources

International SOS (ISOS) provides Northwestern 24/7 access to security analysts to discuss travel health and safety concerns. It also allows Northwestern Travelers to sign up for ISOS Travel Alerts. These services are free to Northwestern students and employees.

To speak with an analyst, call ISOS: 215-942-8226 (Use Membership ID # 11BCAS000005)

To sign up for ISOS Travel Alerts:

  1. Go to
  2. Select Members Login (top right of the homepage) and enter Northwestern's Membership ID# (11BCAS000003).
  3. Click on "Email Alerts" in the blue box to the left side of the page; if this is your first time using ISOS, you’ll be asked to register.
  4. After registering, you'll receive a email message to verify your account. Then, return to the and login with above ID#. Like before, click on "Email Alerts" in the blue box to the left side of the page, but then enter you email address in the grey box on the right to access alerts.

Remember, ISOS is NOT health insurance. Northwestern University continues to require all students (graduate and undergraduate) participating in international educational activities facilitated, sponsored, endorsed, or administered by the University (including, but not limited to study abroad programs) to obtain an international medical assistance and insurance plan through HTH Worldwide or its approved equivalent (see Study/Travel Abroad Health Insurance).

Faculty and staff are not required to enroll with HTH Worldwide, but it is strongly recommended, particularly or travelers with pre-existing health conditions or to destinations of heightened risk. The cost is considered a reimbursable university expense.