Learning & Safety Abroad

Learning Abroad

EAS students have access to a wide range of learning abroad opportunities through the Centre for International Experience. Many EAS students take advantage of these opportunities to immerse themselves in East Asian cultures and to accelerate their language learning.

Registering with the Safety Abroad Office

All undergraduate students who are travelling abroad on "university activity" (e.g. exchanges, independent study approved by
U of T, research projects that receive funding from U of T, etc.) must register with the Safety Abroad Office (SAO) one month prior to travel. If you are unsure if your travel opportunity is considered a University activity, please visit the SAO's website. Instructions on how to register with the SAO are below.

The Safety Abroad Office is a service available to U of T students who travel abroad for a university activity. They partner with students, staff and faculty to minimize risk by:

  • Providing Safety Abroad workshops
  • Monitoring security situations
  • Assisting students with emergencies abroad
  • Offering 24/hr emergency line

If you are going abroad on a “university activity,” in other words if you are getting credit, funding, or sanctioning from the university, than you will have to register with the Safety Abroad Office before you travel. Please read the information below from the Safety Abroad Office's website:

The University of Toronto has extended the suspension of all outbound U of T student activities outside of Canada to April 30, 2021 due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Please refer to the VP Students COVID-19 FAQ page for the latest updates and frequently asked questions. For any updates related to travel, please consult the Safety Abroad Office's website.

All students must complete the following Safety Abroad requirements before travelling:

  • Review your destination’s Global Affairs Canada Travel Advisory
  • Complete the Safety Abroad pre-departure workshop
  • Secure appropriate and sufficient Travel Health Insurance
  • Add your trip to the Safety Abroad Registry

Read more about the Safety Abroad Requirements. If you have questions, please email the Safety Abroad Office.