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Health and Safety

Our highest priority is the health, safety and security of participants on our programs. Please see below for resources and details on the steps we take to ensure all participants’ safety:

Emergency Number + 1 612-817-2830

CGEE’s Minneapolis staff are always on call for emergencies at + 1 612-817-2830, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Travel & Health Insurance

Participants on Augsburg CGEE programs are covered under Augsburg University's international travel and health insurance provided by EIIA and Seven Corners Assist with 24/7 Emergency Assistance.  Augsburg University faculty and staff are also covered when engaged in university-related activities (e.g., research, conferences, teaching). Contact for questions about coverage. 

Health and Safety at Augsburg CGEE-Run Programs

There are additional precautions in place at Augsburg CGEE programs in Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua and South Africa. The Augsburg CGEE staff monitor local realities, provide additional information to travelers, and take additional precautions.  See Emergency Management Plan for All Sites (PDF)

All international travelers regardless of country of destination should review the following health and safety information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

US Department of State Country Information and Travel Advisories

Augsburg University Annual Security Report

In accordance with federal law, Augsburg University produces an Annual Security Report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Augsburg; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE) Study Abroad Health & Safety Report

In accordance with Minn. Statutes § 5.41 Augsburg University provides the OHE with required incident data on study abroad student health and safety. The following report includes data provided by Augsburg University and other Minnesota colleges and universities.