As part of IES Abroad, SAF sets the standard for health and safety in study abroad, leading the way in health, safety, and crisis management and supporting students from start to end. 

Information For Current Students

If you are a current SAF student in need of support, please connect with us:

General Inquiries Phone Line

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. US CST
IES Abroad Head Office: +1 800 995 2300

Emergency Phone Line

For weekends and evening emergencies, US CST
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317 358 7025

Direct via Social Media

WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID: safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

International Health Insurance

Each and every study abroad program through SAF includes industry-leading, comprehensive international health insurance designed for students traveling internationally.

Amongst others, insurance for SAF students often covers issues such as:

  • Medical and other forms of evacuation
  • Physical and mental health issues
  • Counseling services
  • Bed-side benefit for hospitalization, allowing family members to fly to their bedside 

24/7 Coverage

Our team trains and plans for emergencies and crises abroad. Our global Crisis Management Team is on-call and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist SAF students in a time of need. In a serious event situation, our team works closely with you, local staff, and local authorities, and facilitates sharing the most up-to-date information with you and your family.

Highly Trained Local Staff

During your study abroad, SAF and IES Abroad staff provide health and safety support and draw on their knowledge of local authorities and healthcare providers. As well as their relationships with consulates and embassies, our global staff maintain close relationships with local police and governmental authorities. Should you need medical or mental health care, our team can connect you with our most trusted healthcare providers. It's good to know that reliable advice is there when you need it most.  

Case Studies: Students in Need

Browse Programs by Destination

Have a dream university in mind? When you explore SAF programs, you can filter by destination to find the perfect option for you. You can also schedule a consultation for individual support in choosing a program where you want to study.