USAC is guided by the fundamental principle that the safety and well-being of USAC students is of the highest importance. We adhere to the highest standards in safety and security at all our program locations.
We continuously monitor our program sites and proactively seek out international safety and security information. We obtain safety, security, and health information from a range of sources including these standard publicly available resources that we encourage students to read:
We obtain additional expert information through the following, among other resources:
We strive to educate students about safety strategies and empower them to become safe, smart and savvy travelers for life.
We encourage all students to be familiar with the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories for their host country and all countries they plan travel within. Please focus on the Safety and Security section, noting common scams in that location and areas to avoid.
We strongly recommend that all students enroll in the U.S. Department of State travel registry to receive alerts directly from the local Embassy.
Find additional helpful information and tips in the following videos: