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:
- Contact the local police or emergency services. Call the emergency "911" number for your host country.
- Contact your faculty program leader, on-site program staff, or local program/university. They are the best resource to help after you call the local emergency number!
- If you are an American citizen, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or Diplomatic Mission.
- If you are not an American citizen, contact the Consulate for your country of citizenship.
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.
Please review the U.S. Department of State Emergencies and Crises Advice for additional support.