The University of North Texas System and its institutions are committed to the safety, security and well-being of students, staff, faculty, and volunteers traveling abroad. UNTS and its institutions take proactive measures to identify and respond to risk arising from university-related international travel. International travelers are required to register their travel in advance using the link below. Travelers are encouraged to utilize the resources provided to prepare for and respond to emergency situations that may occur while abroad.
Faculty & Staff
UNT Travelers are strongly encouraged to have all guest and volunteers register their travel using the link above.
Contact ACE American Insurance Company At 1.855.327.1414 Toll-Free or 1.630.694.9764 24 hours a day, 365 days a year if you experience a medical emergency or encounter a security concern while abroad.
ACE American Insurance Company
Reference Policy Number: GLMN04250965
Note: Local Emergency Responders should be contacted first in the event of a time-sensitive and life-threatening emergency.
Contact The University of North Texas Emergency Operations Center At 940.369.6153 or email Emergency.Management@unt.edu to report any emergency you may experience that is a threat to your safety or health.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a UNT faculty or staff member and the incident involves UNT students, you must all fill out an incident report within 72 hours of the incident. For more information on what needs reporting and to submit a report, please click here.
The university provides international insurance coverages to students, staff, faculty, and volunteers traveling for university sponsored/related purposes. The coverages provided by ACE American Insurance Company includes medical assistance, personal assistance, travel assistance, and security assistance. Travelers must register their travel in advance before coverages can be provided.
Please contact Risk Management Services at Emergency.Management@unt.edu if you have any questions or concerns related to international travel insurance.
Country-wide risk assessments can be utilize prior to or in the process of making travel arrangements to international destinations. Risk Assessments provide travelers with a snapshot of the safety conditions within the countries they plan to visit. There are 9 different risk indicators used to determine an overall risk/safety rating for a particular country. The 9 risk indicators used are crime, terrorism, conflict, political instability, infrastructure, kidnapping, corruption, civil unrest, and cyber issues. Along with a written explanation, each indicator is ranked to be low, moderate, high, or extreme. Those indicators are used to determine an overall rank for a particular country.
Site-Specific Risk Assessments
Site-specific assessments can be utilized to determine the safety conditions in a particular region, city, or town within a country. Some countries may experience higher levels of crime, terrorism, conflict, political instability, poor infrastructure, kidnapping, corruption, civil unrest, and cyber issues in certain geographical areas than throughout the rest of the country. This risk assessment will determine whether the geographic area the traveler has plans to visit is safer, more dangerous, or reflective of the country-wide assessment.
Country-wide risk assessments and site-specific risk assessments are available upon request by emailing Emergency.Management@unt.edu.
o Foreign per diem rates are determined by the Department of State
o NOTE: Any location not listed for per diem under a country takes the "Other" rate for that country. An unlisted suburb of a listed location takes the "Other" rate, not that of the location of which it is a suburb.
o If any meals are provided by a conference, use the provided breakdown table to remove those meals from your per diem allowance
o Be sure to attach the conference agenda with any conference travel and note if any meals were provided. The schedule at a glance portion is sufficient.
o Itemized charges on a hotel receipt should be translated to ensure lodging, tax, and meals are separated on the travel voucher. There are several translators available online. Google translate works well and also has an App for your smartphone or tablet.
o Currency can be converted online with Oanda
o Conversion documentation for each expense must accompany the travel voucher.
o The Study Abroad Office at the University of North Texas is an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State. Passport services are offered for students, faculty, staff, and the general public. No appointment necessary.