Attend a U.S. Study Abroad Safety and Security Information Session

USA Study Abroad is pleased to announce a series of in-person presentations for the U.S. study abroad community by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Representatives from one or both bureaus will discuss:

  • Consular safety and security messaging,
  • Travel safety and preparedness,
  • Department of State scholarship opportunities for students, scholars, administrators and teachers, and
  • Resources for U.S. higher education institutions to build, expand, or diversify U.S. study abroad programs.

Please join us for these live, in-person events. All programs are free of charge. Space is limited. Please RSVP (at the city-specific links below) in advance to reserve your spot!

Hosted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne,
Chicago campus
Friday, June 27, 2019
10:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.
RSVP for Chicago

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s previous workshops in Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.

Further Information and Resources

In January 2018, the Department of State launched new Travel Advisories and Alerts to make it easier for U.S. citizens to access clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information about every country in the world.

To view the Travel Advisories and for more details and FAQs about the Travel Advisories and Alerts, please visit For specific information geared towards U.S. students abroad, please visit

To receive updates to Travel Advisories and Alerts, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( Some Travel Advisory updates may be sent out via social media. Follow these updates on Twitter (@travelgov), Facebook (, and Instagram (

To access free digital resources for the study abroad community, including information on ECA scholarship opportunities, our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on building capacity for study abroad programs, foreign government scholarship opportunities for American students, travel health and safety resources, and other information, visit USA Study Abroad’s website at

Do you have questions or suggestions? Email us at

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