While Abroad

You’ve arrived on site!  Now is the time to learn in and out of the classroom, and to get to know and learn from your host environment and its residents. But first, let’s talk about managing emergencies abroad!


Contact an on-site university/program staff member and/or your local Emergency Services.

After handling the situation initially, please contact Beloit College and your guardian:

Beloit College (24 hours): 608/363-2355

Office of International Education (M-F, 8:00-5:00) phone: 608/363-2269, fax: 608/363-2689 email: oie@beloit.edu

Tips for calling or emailing about an emergency:

  • Identify yourself and your location
  • State that you are calling about an emergency
  • Provide a phone number and/or email address where you can be reached and when
  • Provide information about the emergency: who, what, when, where and how
  • If the emergency involves someone else, provide contact information for that person

Contacting an Embassy or Consulate in an Emergency

To contact the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in the U.S. call 1-888-407-4747 (during business hours) or 202-647-5225 (after hours).

Dialing instructions for making calls to another country and from abroad to the U.S.

AT&T assist numbers to connect to English-speaking operators at no charge.

Incident reporting: If an incident (robbery, mugging, burglary, accident, attack) occurs, report it to oie@beloit.edu Provide as much information as possible as to who, what, where, when, and how.

International Symposium

This annual event held during International Education Week provides a forum for students to share the academic, personal, and professional growth that they achieved abroad with the rest of campus.

The 2019 International Symposium will take place on Wednesday, November 20th.

Find information session time and place and information on nominating students and submitting abstracts here.

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