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International travel safety and security

Be informed. Stay safe.

Waterloo International is responsible with providing knowledge and expertise on international travel safety and security for the University of Waterloo community. Whether you are travelling for co-op, exchange, sabbatical, research, or personal travel, Waterloo International can provide you with resources to stay safe and informed while abroad.

Learn about risk management

It's important that you are prepared for any emergency that may arise while travelling abroad. Waterloo International has compiled information and resources to help you prepare for your international trip and to stay safe and informed while away.

Tell us where you're going

Register with MyTrips before you go. MyTrips keeps the University of Waterloo informed of where Waterloo students, staff and faculty are traveling. In the event of a health, safety or security risk in a traveller's location, authorized University of Waterloo staff are alerted to the situation and help arrange emergency services if required.

Students travelling abroad are strongly encouraged to register their itinerary, flights and accommodations with MyTrips.

Faculty and staff, though not required, are strongly encouraged to register their travel plans.

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Stay informed while abroad

Waterloo International has purchased the services of International SOS, which provides security assistance and international travel advice for both University-related and personal travel.

International SOS provides pre-trip advice, security email alerts and a downloadable App for your smartphone.  

All University students, staff and faculty are highly encouraged to register for security and medical alerts as well as downloading the Assistance App. Alerts will be emailed to you in the case of a security threat, natural disaster or medical warning. The Assistance App provides you with one-touch access to the nearest help centre in case of an emergency.

All current full-time students, staff and faculty are eligible to register for International SOS member services.

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