Saint Rose has partnered with universities and organizations that have high standards for the health and safety of our students. We pride ourselves on these partnerships, and maintain regular communication with the on-site directors in the event that our students need assistance. However, we need Saint Rose students to follow general safety precautions during their travels and communicate with others in the event of an emergency.
Students, in an emergency, should first contact their on-site director for assistance. The on-site director might encourage the student to contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate (or the consulate of the home country of the student) or the local police, depending on the situation. Once the situation has been handled on the ground, the student should maintain communication with Saint Rose. The Director for the Center for International Programs is the primary emergency contact during the program. If s/he is not available, the Provost/VPAA will become the primary contact with our overseas institutions where students are enrolled. In the event that the Provost/VPAA is unavailable, the Vice-President for Student Life will assume this responsibility. If the Vice-President for Student Life is not available, the Director of Safety and Security should be notified. If for some reason none of these Administrators are available, a collect phone call may be made to the Safety and Security Dispatch Office; this number is available twenty-four hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Colleen Flynn Thapalia – Director, Center for International Programs
Vice President for Student Life
Safety and Security Dispatcher (free collect call)
Steve Stella – Director of Public Safety
International Health Insurance
All students who are studying abroad are required to have international health insurance, either through their program or through Saint Rose. Students studying at Regent’s, UCC, or the Paris School of Business will be enrolled in the international insurance through Saint Rose with ACE Insurance. The Saint Rose plan includes unlimited emergency medical transportation, repatriation, medical coverage, and some travel assistance. Details about the insurance coverage and the limitations will be provided to students enrolled in the plan.
Students enrolled in any insurance plan will find the insurance charges billed to their accounts. In the event that a student extends their stay, we add the additional time and adjust the amount billed to the student’s account. Additionally, many semester students travel outside of the host country during their time abroad. In this instance, we ask students to inform us at least one week in advance about their travel details to ensure there is no lapse in coverage.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
Saint Rose study abroad students are required to register with STEP through the U.S. Department of State prior to departing for the study abroad program: (https://step.state.gov/step/). STEP is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad, an emergency contact, as well as useful personal information so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency.
Students are also strongly encouraged to register each trip outside of their host countries with STEP as well.