ACCENT’s first concern is the safety of our students and faculty. ACCENT continually monitors international situations, and we gather and share information that will help participants safely enjoy their time abroad. Although students are welcome to travel during their free time, those leaving the city are asked to sign in and out and to describe their travel plans.
When students arrive overseas, they are given a 24/7 emergency contact number for ACCENT staff, as well as cell phone numbers for visiting faculty members from their home institution. A contingency plan is in place in each ACCENT Study Center, and students are given a card to carry in their wallet describing what to do in the event of an emergency.
U.S. Embassy Registration
Directors of each ACCENT Study Center are in regular contact with officials of the U.S. Embassy in their cities. Any State Department alerts and/or warnings are shared with our Directors via email and shared with students and faculty. In addition, students are given information on how to register with the local U.S. Embassy at their overseas orientation.
State Department Website
We recommend that our participants visit the State Department website for travel information at www.travel.state.gov.
ACCENT asks all participants to be aware of safety at all times. We expect students on ACCENT programs to take responsibility for their safety by avoiding unsafe situations, acting in a mature and adult manner, and being sensitive and adaptable to cultural differences. Please read our ACCENT Student Safety Tips document for recommended ways to be safe while studying overseas.