UVM Study Abroad Pre-Departure Guidebook

Section 1 Before You Go:

International SOS

UVM has contracted with a company called International SOS to provide worldwide assistance and evacuation services for all registered UVM students. International SOS offers our students travel, medical and security advice and services, as well as on-line access to information which many insurance companies do not offer. International SOS is NOT health insurance. UVM requires all students to maintain health insurance coverage and to make certain that their policies cover them while abroad.

Before you go abroad, visit the International SOS website to register emergency contact information, and any medical history or information that a health care professional would need to know in order to treat you in case of an emergency.

Please visit their website: http://www.internationalsos.com/private/vermontu/

(UVM Membership Number: 11BSGC000020)

Using the International SOS Program: Medical, Security and Travel Services

In order to utilize any of the medical, security or travel services listed under Program Benefits, contact an SOS Alarm Center from anywhere in the world by calling directly, calling collect, or by calling the toll-free number. While we have designated the Philadelphia center in the United States as our primary contact, any of the SOS alarm centers will assist you. To ensure a prompt response when calling, you should be prepared to provide the following:

Program Benefits: Medical Services

For more information please visit our website: http://www.uvm.edu/oie

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of International Education at: +01 (80) 656-4296.

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