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Health and Safety


March 22, 2017


SMU monitoring situation in London


The SMU Travel Oversight Committee is closely monitoring the situation in London and is receiving updates from the U.S. State Department, International SOS, and study abroad program providers.


Safety is the highest priority of SMU and our partner study abroad programs. If you are studying abroad and have questions or concerns related to safety, please contact the director of your program abroad. You also may call the SMU 24/7 Emergency Call Center at 214-768-3333, or contact SMU Abroad Director Dr. Cathy Winnie at, or SMU Assistant Chief of Police Jim Walters at with any questions or concerns. 


All SMU Abroad students are covered by emergency travel assistance through International SOS and may use the services of I-SOS worldwide during their term of study abroad. In addition, every SMU-approved study abroad program has its own emergency preparedness protocols and provides students with an on-site orientation with country-specific health, security and safety information.


Community members are reminded to register their travel with the State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, or STEP.


Read more about safety and security abroad.