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Emergency Procedures

We obviously don’t like to think about some of the hazards that come along with studying away, and all of the following emergencies are rare. For more detailed information, please refer to your Study Away handbook before you leave; this page only contains the most pressing information from the handbook.

1. Injury, harm, illness, etc.:

If you find yourself with a sprained ankle or have the common cold, go to the campus health facilities at your host location.

If it’s more of an emergency, go to the closest hospital emergency room and get there as soon as you can. Make sure to inform your host campus coordinator if you find yourself in this situation, as s/he may be able to provide additional support as necessary.

2. Passport Issues:

Leave a photocopy of your passport with a family member, give one to the GEO, and keep one for yourself that is separate from your actual passport. It’s much easier to have another passport issued with a copy of the original. If you need another passport issued, the U.S. embassy or consulate in your host county will be able to help you with that process.

3. Lost or stolen travelers’ checks and other stolen items:

If you have anything stolen, report it to the local police. If you have travelers’ checks, keep a photocopy of the serial numbers separate from the actual checks; the bank that issued your traveler’s checks can tell you how to replace them if they are lost or stolen. Also, keep a separate record of all credit card accounts. Notify your host school coordinator and GEO if you think that we may be able to assist you further, or if a theft occurs on campus or in your residence hall.

4. Political Emergency or Natural Disaster:

Should a political emergency or natural disaster happen while you are on exchange, immediately contact the coordinator or on-site staff at your host school and the Global Education Office.

In the case of any other emergency, please contact the coordinator or on-site staff at your host school and GEO:

Regular hours:

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Global Education Office phone: 603-358-2348
Global Education Office fax: 603-358-2469
or e-mail anytime

Night/Weekend hours:

In the event that a situation arises during the hours when the GEO is not open, please call KSC Campus Safety, who will be able to contact the necessary school official. Make sure you clearly explain that you are away on a GEO program and provide a contact number to reach you.

Campus Safety: 603-358-2228
Counseling Center: 603-358-2436

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Where to Study?
Keene State offers study away programs in 25 countries
Financial Fact
KSC students' financial aid can be used to study away
Visitors from Abroad
Every semester, KSC hosts exchange students from our partner universities in the US and internationally


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