Study Abroad With a
Global Rescue
Membership

International study is a prized goal for students worldwide, essential for institutions prioritizing diversity and prestige. Global challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical conflicts, however, threaten study abroad opportunities. A Global Rescue membership offers students confidence in cultural immersion and institutions comprehensive travel services protection for those under their care.

Medical Evacuation and Advisory

Transportation/repatriation for members requiring hospitalization to home hospital of choice.

24/7/365 Traveler Assistance

Real-time help with destination health care systems, visa and passport issues, translation and more.

Destination Reports and Event Alerts

Up-to-date notifications on health and security events worldwide.
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Optional Security Services

Our teams of military special operations veterans are available to provide evacuation services.

There When Your
Students Need Us Most

We expect the unexpected, so you don’t have to.

That’s the value of a Global Rescue membership. Whatever happens – whether it’s a bureaucratic headache like a stolen passport in Paris, a demonstration turned violent in Chile, or a life-or-death situation like critical injuries sustained during a dormitory fire in Guyana – your traveling students have a team of medical and security experts behind them every step of the way, wherever they are in the world.

Without Global Rescue, a student emergency abroad could take longer to resolve, cost more, and make a dangerous situation a lot worse.

Emergency and
Medical Services

Medical Evacuation

Our medical evacuation and advisory services include exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations, Elite Medical Group and Partners Healthcare. If students require hospitalization, we can transport them back to their home hospital of choice, in the care of world-class medical experts throughout the trip.

 

Mental Health Services Support

Our medical operations team can assist education administrators and risk managers in developing programs and providing resources to support their students’ mental health while traveling abroad.

 

Security Membership

Our teams of military special operations veterans, including former U.S. Army Rangers, Green Berets and Navy SEALs, are available to provide advisory, consultation and evacuation services if students are in danger during events like natural disasters, terror attacks and civil unrest.

Travel Advisory and
Assistance Service

Travel Assistance

From a language barrier during an emergency to a lost passport, Global Rescue travel assistance can help with unexpected issues, including referrals to legal representation in more than 160 countries.

 

Destination Reports and Event Alerts

Our destination reports provide essential, real-time travel information for 215 countries and territories worldwide, including entry requirements, travel restrictions, detailed health and security assessments and required immunizations. Keep up to date on health and security events worldwide.

Frequently Asked
Questions

Is this travel insurance?

Travel insurance is designed to protect your wallet against trip interruption, lost or damaged luggage and medical emergencies. A Global Rescue membership protects you and your wallet in the event of a travel emergency requiring field rescue and medical evacuation (including COVID-19). When combined, you can be confident knowing you’re traveling with the ultimate safety net.

What is field rescue?

Emergency field rescue and related medical advisory services included as a part of the Global Rescue membership will help from the point of illness or injury worldwide when students are unable to get help on their own.

Will medical evacuation get students home if they’re hurt or injured?

Global Rescue membership services include medical transport to students’ home hospital of choice if they’re hospitalized as an in-patient 100+ miles from home and require additional hospital care.

Is this only for emergencies?

No. While Global Rescue provides a wide variety of emergency services, it also provides services for non-emergency situations such as: 24/7/365 medical advisory services, visa and passport issues, translation, legal locators and real-time event alerts.

What kind of mental health services do you offer students?

The language barriers and culture shock students encounter while traveling can lead to serious mental health issues like depression, anxiety or substance abuse. Global Rescue helps schools and universities develop programs to support their students’ mental health while traveling, including 24/7/365 toll-free counseling for topics including:

  • Stress
  • Life management
  • Depression, anxiety, grief, loss, anger and violence
  • Relationships, life changes, family matters and parenting
  • Substance abuse, addictions and smoking cessation

Are there any travel restrictions?

Full program details, applicable terms conditions, limitations and exclusions are available in Global Rescue’s Member Services Agreement. 

You worry about packing. We’ll worry about

sending a rescue teamReplacing your passportrefilling your prescriptionfinding a hospitaltravel restrictionseverything else

A travel protection membership provides the peace of mind travelers need. Our member services team is available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have before your next trip.

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