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Emergency Contacts

  • Contact your resident director, host institution coordinator or in‑country contact immediately.
  • Contact the Office of International Affairs, +1 (614) 292-6101, during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern standard time. Ask to speak with your education abroad coordinator.
  • After hours and on weekends, call The Ohio State University's 24-hour number at (614) 292-6677 to report your emergency. This 24-hour number will be answered by the university's Security Services, who will take your information and contact the appropriate university personnel.
  • Contact your family or appropriate person(s) in the United States and establish a communication schedule.

GeoBlue and its assistance provider operate a 24-hour, 7 days a week, emergency global assistance service. To access emergency assistance:

From within the U.S., call 1-800-257-4823 
(toll-free)
From outside the U.S., call +1-610-254-8771 
(call collect)

Be prepared to give your name, your GeoBlue Worldwide ID number (found on your insurance card) and a description of your emergency.