In case of emergency, please follow the steps below:

International Student and Scholars

Non-Immigration-Related Emergencies:

Personal injury, urgent and unexpected hospitalization, sexual assault, automobile accident, robbery, missing persons. If you are experiencing a non-immigration-related emergency:

  • If you are on campus, call the UAB Police Department at (205) 934-4434. Explain your situation and you will be connected to the appropriate ISSS staff.
  • If you are off-campus, call 911.
  • After you receive assistance, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know you’re OK.

Students, Faculty, and Staff Abroad

Students on university supported travel requiring any type of emergency assistance abroad are instructed to contact International SOS at +1-215-942-8059 or +1-215-942-8478. International SOS accepts collect calls, and is available 24/7 to assist with overseas medical, security or legal emergencies.

International SOS will notify appropriate UAB staff. Students are also welcome to notify Education Abroad after contacting International SOS through the emergency number provided in their application.

Emergencies Abroad:

Even when using safe behavior, anyone can be a victim of a random accident or theft. Emergencies vary in magnitude and type, and for that, we enroll all UAB students in our International Travel Assistance Program so that you may get the attention you need abroad. It is important to know what steps to take in the event of an emergency. Be sure to review the information on the U.S. Department of State's Emergencies Abroad Website. 

If you are in trouble, contact: