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Safety Abroad

Emergency Abroad

In the event of an emergency International SOS (iSOS) should be your first point of contact for support. You can reach out to  (PDF file) ISOS 24/7 via phone (opens in new window)  or the ISOS Assistance App (external link, opens in new window) .

As an International SOS member, you will have access to a worldwide network of 27 assistance centers staffed by doctors, nurses, coordinators and security professionals who will provide you with local expertise and emergency assistance. 

Emergency Incident Check-ins:
If a significant travel security incident, health threat or natural disaster has affected your region, TMU Global will reach out via the International SOS Assistance App, as well as by email, to check on your safety status. 

We will reach out to you using the email you provided when you registered for iSOS. It is important that you regularly check this email address while traveling abroad to ensure you are keeping up-to-date on ISOS communications.


International Activity Risk Management (IARM)

The University requires all students participating in university-sanctioned activities abroad to complete the International Activity Risk Management (IARM) requirements each time they travel.

The IARM process includes pre-departure training and registering your trip with the university so that we can offer support and emergency assistance while you are abroad

What is a university-sanctioned activity?

  • An activity that is funded in part or in whole by the university
  • An activity that is organized, sanctioned, or administered by the university
  • An activity which provides participants with academic credit


  • You will need to start the IARM process 2 to 3 months before your departure date.
  • It can take up to 10 business days to process each of your forms, and all forms must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to your departure.
  • You must complete the IARM process and receive a confirmation email from (opens in new window)  before traveling.

Completing IARM Requirements

The following video provides details on the IARM process:



IARM Portal for Student Travel

Visit IARM portal to complete the IARM requirements


Information for Faculty and Staff on Safety Abroad

If you are a faculty or staff member traveling abroad, please visit the International Risk Management (external link, opens in new window)  section in the Faculty and Staff Resources (external link, opens in new window) .  

University-Sanctioned International Group Activity

If you are leading a group of students abroad on a university-sanctioned international group activity (such as a faculty-led trip) please visit the Group Travel Abroad (external link, opens in new window)  section in the Faculty and Staff Resources (external link, opens in new window) .