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Education Abroad

As an important tool in our risk management practices, Education Abroad and Global Engagement have purchased AlertTraveler access for all students, faculty and staff traveling internationally through UW.

What is AlertTraveler?

 AlertTraveler is a proactive risk management tool that provides student travelers with:

  • country and city resources and intelligence information to enable them to make informed decisions while abroad;
  • real-time safety and security alerts, based on a student’s itinerary or geographic location, to let students know of any event that could potentially affect their travel, personal health, or safety;
  • single touch dialing to emergency services in-country, U.S. embassies or consulates in the region, and the Education Abroad emergency lines; and
  • an instant check-in feature allowing students to report their well-being back to Education Abroad in the event of an incident.

Who Has Access to the AlertTraveler App?

All faculty leaders and student participants of UW education abroad programs and all UW students traveling internationally on university-sponsored programs (student organizations, performance/competition students, researchers, etc.) are asked to download the AlertTraveler app on the mobile device (phone or tablet) they will be utilizing abroad.

Download instructions are available as part of mandatory Learning Content to all travelers in the Cowboys Abroad portal, accessible via  

Travelers may download the app to the mobile device they will be taking abroad up to 90 days in advance of their departure.  By subscribing to alerts for their destination country in advance of their time abroad, they can learn and better prepare for their international travel.

How Does the App Know What Alerts to Send?

The app provides information based on your program itinerary with Education Abroad, your GPS location, or countries you have subscribed to through the mobile app.


Additional information on the AlertTraveler app is available to all students through the Cowboys Abroad portal.  A demonstration of the app and its various features can be viewed (and is mandatory Learning Content) through the AlertTraveler informational video in the Cowboys Abroad portal.

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