The United States government provides resources on health and safety overseas. You should investigate these resources as part of a comprehensive plan to learn about the places where you will be living and studying.
If an unstable condition exists in a country that is not severe enough to warrant a Travel Warning, a description of the condition(s) may be included under an optional section entitled “Areas of Instability.” On limited occasions, they also restate U.S. Embassy advice given to official employees. Consular Information Sheets generally include information in a factual manner so the traveler can make his or her own decisions concerning travel to a particular country.
When the Department of State recommends avoiding travel to certain countries, they issue an official Travel Warning. SU Abroad monitors consular reports and travel warnings on a regular basis.
Consular information and travel warnings are available from the State Department via phone or e-mail. To hear messages, please call the State Department’s Overseas Citizens Services number, 202-647-5225. You can receive selected State Department updates via e-mail by subscribing to their listserve. Please consult the web site for instructions on e-mail subscriptions at http://travel.state.gov.
Students or parents/guardians who encounter difficulty obtaining U.S. Government information should contact SU Abroad for advice and assistance.