What to expect from the OSA

The OSA takes health and safety very seriously. Our goal is to make your experience as safe as possible and prepare you for any unexpected situations. 

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Our responsibility

We are constantly working on procedures that will help us mitigate, respond, and react to any health and safety emergency situations. We will not allow a student to go on a study abroad program to a country with a travel warning issued by the U.S. Department of State. 

Although every effort will be taken to ensure students' safety while abroad, WTAMU and the OSA cannot plan or take responsibility for circumstances beyond its control. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to ensure their own personal safety and make choices that will not put themselves in danger while they are abroad. 

Below are helpful resources we review in Pre-Departure Orientation; we recommend students and parents reference these resources for safe, healthy, and responsible travel. 

COVID-19 and Institutional Requirements  
U.S. Department of State  
Money and Phones While Abroad  
Staying up-to-date  
Mental Health While Abroad  
In Case of Emergency  


Please contact us if you have any questions about health, safety, or insurance while abroad.