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International SOS provides students with access to worldwide, quality health care and emergency assistance services 24-hours a day. This can include access to logistics coordinators, doctors, security professionals and network providers like hospitals, physicians, ambulances and aviation resources. Membership provides students with pre-travel information and advice, rapid response and emergency help, and evacuation capabilities. 

All N.U.in students have a membership with International SOS included in the program fee. Membership cards are distributed to participants during Pre-departure Orientation (PDO), and on-site staff will have extras for those students unable to attend PDO. While N.U.in staff will serve as their primary emergency contact, participants can use the International SOS services to locate a nearby, English-speaking doctor while abroad, either in their host countries or while traveling during breaks.

1) Before departure, prepare: 

  • Access accurate, updated information on the International SOS website: View country guides as well as medical and security reports, and sign up for email alerts
  • Call an alarm center for pre-travel information (i.e. vaccination, required medications and travel security concerns)

2) While abroad, stay healthy, safe and secure. Contact International SOS for: 

  • Health, safety and security advice
  • Access to speak with an experienced, Western-trained doctor or security specialist
  • Assistance finding a local doctor or other provider credentialed by their medical staff
  • Information regarding prescription medication or medical equipment
  • Assistance due to the loss of travel documents or legal advice

3) In an emergency, call International SOS immediately to:

  • Arrange for medical transportation or care
  • Coordinate medical fees, when approved
  • Monitor local conditions and receive advice
  • Evacuate to a center of medical excellence if local care is inadequate 
  • Provide help if one's personal safety is at risk
  • Contact family members

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