Georgetown University has contracted International SOS to provide worldwide travel services for all students. These services enhance the safety and emergency resources available to members of our community traveling overseas on university business or sanctioned academic work or research (not personal travel). The following services are provided under Georgetown’s agreement with SOS:
- Security evacuation services which provide for emergency evacuations prompted by political instability or natural disaster.
- Medical services ranging from telephone advice and referrals to full-scale medical evacuation by private air ambulance. The SOS network of multilingual specialists operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from Alarm Centers located around the world.
- Online database of information which offers a variety of health, safety and security resources for international travelers. These include country travel reports, security advice, pandemic preparedness information, vaccination requirements, and the ability to store an online itinerary that can be accessed in the event of an emergency.
How To Use Your Benefits
In order to access benefits and begin taking advantage of these resources, you will need to provide the Georgetown University membership number printed on your International SOS card as your member login. We recommended that while traveling abroad you keep a wallet-size membership card with you that lists the group membership number and the SOS Alarm Center emergency phone numbers. Members can find more information, access their accounts, and print their card from Georgetown Risk Management. Should you need assistance while you are abroad, contact the relevant SOS Alarm Center as indicated on your wallet card. SOS will contact Georgetown to confirm that you are covered by this program.
It is important to understand that SOS is not health insurance. Although personal travel is not covered, SOS can point the students in the right direction and give them suggestions for facilities and/or physicians that can provide proper medical and dental care abroad.
Please download the Assistance App, install it using the membership ID number and turn on location based services and push notifications for countries of interest before you travel. For travel safety, security and risk related questions please contact us here.