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We can help you with: return to campus, study abroad, international students, international health & safety for your faculty and staff.


International SOS provides global solutions to ensure the health and security of your students and employees, as well as your organisation's reputation. Travel has become more complex, with a need for institutions to demonstrate their risk mitigation both for institutional compliance and to provide personal support and reassurance for travellers. 

With more than 35 years’ experience and a global footprint spanning 90 countries, our services will help you protect your travelling staff or students, help them prevent incidents, and support them in the event of a crisis. Leaving them feeling safe and cared for. 

  • 20

    years partnering with leading education institutions

  • 50%

    of the Global Top 200 research institutions rely on International SOS to support their students, faculty and staff abroad

  • 400

    institutions globally trust International SOS

Managing Today’s Challenges while Preparing for Tomorrow

The COVID-19 pandemic has made managing international programmes even more complex and challenging for schools, colleges and universities. Yet international education remains critical to institutions and students alike.  

Here are some ways International SOS has supported institutions: 

  • Evacuated eight students from Casablanca, Morocco who were facing flight restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. 
  • Secured acute and ongoing emotional support for a student dealing with mental health challenges while studying abroad in London. 
  • Arranged and oversaw medical and security support for a faculty member in a serious car accident while on sabbatical in rural Chile. 
  • Conducted regular itinerary reviews by our medical and security teams to help a university evaluate, revise, and approve study abroad programmes during the pandemic.

Through a connected network of 27 Assistance Centres that span all major continents, our co-located health, security, and logistics professionals have local knowledge, expertise, access to exclusive pre-arranged resources and geographic proximity. They can provide immediate and comprehensive assistance directly to our clients’ students, faculty members and staff, wherever they are, whatever the circumstances. 

It is like having 13,000 multilingual health and security experts following your people wherever they are.


  • One Global Partner

    We are where you are, providing local support for all health and security needs, on a global scale. We help support diverse populations, tailoring services to meet your needs and the needs of your people.
  • Achieve your Goals

    Enable faster and more confident decision-making during incidents and major crises, and deliver cost efficiencies: we partner with you to both achieve and demonstrate a return on investment
  • A Trusted Resource

    For best-in-class global health and security intelligence and expertise available 24/7 for academic leadership, management, employees and students, and for protection and support that is mindful of both local and overseas regulations and legal requirements.


Watch how Bocconi University keep their students safe all around the world.

“COVID-19 may spread in current areas or into new regions. Stanford recommends checking for travel updates using International SOS, which has a comprehensive list of travel restrictions.”


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