Texas Tech University

What To Do In An Emergency

If you experience an emergency while traveling internationally, immediately seek local assistance. You can contact Texas Tech and the University's international insurance provider 24/7 for help.

Depending on the type of emergency, you may take one, some, or all of the following steps:

Texas Tech Support

The Study Abroad Office is here to provide emergency response day or night. Do not hesitate to call if help is needed.

  • +1-806-742-3667 during office hours (8 am-5 pm CST, Monday-Friday)
  • Contact the Texas Tech Police after hours at +1-806-742-3931. Texas Tech Police Services will connect you with a Study Abroad representative to help.

Contact your Study Abroad Counselor, if applicable, once the situation is under control

Medical and Mental Health Emergencies

  • Go immediately to the nearest healthcare facility.
  • Contact your insurance provider for assistance.
  • Save all receipts, if applicable.

Additional Resources

Please review the U.S. Department of State Emergencies and Crises Advice for additional support.