International Safety & Security

The International Safety and Security team monitors world events and responds to student, faculty, and staff incidents abroad on a 24/7 basis.

Housed within Illinois International’s Executive Office and reporting to the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies, International Safety and Security supports all students, faculty, and staff during their when traveling internationally on University programs or for University business. International Safety and Security maintains a comprehensive set of webpages on the Illinois International website. To learn more about the emergency contact policy, international insurance, find general travel guidelines and resources, and view International Safety and Security updates and alerts, please visit the International Safety and Security section of the Illinois International website.


Emergency Number

+1 217-333-1216

The emergency number is a 24-hour response line for student, faculty, and staff members abroad. The number first directs callers to the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD), who then forwards the call to the Office of International Safety and Security.

The U.S. Department of State provides a list of 911 equivalent phone numbers for countries around the world.


Additional Safety & Security Resources