Emergency Assistance While Abroad

Emergencies While Abroad

If you are in an emergency situation abroad, you will need to know how to contact the police, an ambulance, or even the fire department. Not every country uses “911” as its emergency contact number, as we do in the United States. In this Travel section you will find areas with instructions on how to call from overseas, preparing for an emergency abroad, the importance of always monitoring your official USF email address, how to seek assistance while abroad, and what constitutes reporting an emergency while overseas.

Relevant Contact Phone Number/URL
Emergency Numbers to Keep on Hand
"911" Country-Specific Numbers Click here for a country-specific list
ISoS Insurance and Evacuation +1-215-942-8478
U.S. Embassy American Citizen Services +1-202-501-4444
Country Code and Dialing Instructions www.howtocallabroad.com


How to Call When Abroad. The picture shows a red phone booth in England


Learn how to prepare for an emergency while you are abroad including how to make calls abroad, how to access medical and travel related support services, and how to complete your Emergency Contact Card Template to keep track of your emergency information while abroad.

Seeking Help and Assistance in an Emergency. Picture shows a person with a broken leg being treated in a hospital


Find information on how and when to contact authorities and emergency services while abroad.



Reporting a Crime to USF. Picture shows a pickpocket taking a wallet from an unknowing person wearing a backpack.

Reporting a Crime to USF

Reporting any and all crime that may occur abroad to proper USF authorities is extremely important. In this section, read about what may constitute a crime, as well as how, when, and to whom to report at USF. Resources available to victims are also discussed here.