Emergencies Abroad

UNC Charlotte Education Abroad provides emergency support to all faculty and students studying abroad on UNC Charlotte programs.


If you experience an emergency on-site please follow these steps:

  1. Assess the emergency
  2. Secure yourself/students with you
  3. Communicate with on-site coordinators, EA, the U.S. Embassy/Consulate, and other authorities as needed
  4. Consult the Faculty Director Handbook for further guidance on procedures

Contacting EA

During Business Hours

Monday – Friday 8am-5pm

After Business Hours

UNC Charlotte Campus Police*

Available 24/7/365
* The Police will get in contact with an EA staff member


Faculty Directors of a UNC Charlotte Faculty-Led Program serve as the primary crisis manager on the ground in responding to student issues as they arise. A Director’s first responsibility in an emergency is to safeguard the well-being of program participants. In order to do so effectively, faculty should reference the crisis management information provided in their Faculty Director Handbook. If you are a faculty member and have experienced an incident abroad involving the health, safety, or security of a program participant (student or faculty), we ask that you complete an incident report through the EA website once you have addressed the situation and have ensured the participant’s safety.

EA Incident Report