Health, Wellness, and Safety

The Umbra Institute and ISI Abroad are committed to providing as a safe environment that enables students to study, learn and enjoy their time abroad safely. Our Health and Safety Advisory Board assists the Institute in the following: 

  • Continual assessment of health, wellness and safety risks and provide support and training to manage risks.
  • Monitoring and reviewing health, wellness and safety policies, procedures and arrangements.
  • Performing investigations into students’ health and safety concerns.
  • Ensuring that facilities’ safety & emergency protocols are in place and remain effective.

For further information, please contact us at [email protected]

Health & Safety
Tackling the Pandemic

The top priority of our Institutes is to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty. We invite you to click the link below to review risk management and pandemic-related details relevant to our Institute in Italy.

COVID-19 Polices and Procedures

Support is Always Available 

ISI Abroad programs provide a 24/7 emergency support line managed by our own local staff. We also created our own smartphone application (for Apple & Android) so that students can review information on trusted local healthcare providers, book non-urgent medical appointments, access local details on emergencies, or contact a staff member with any concerns or questions. We are always there when needed.

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Professional Counseling Services

We can all agree that mental well-being is as important as physical health, especially when studying abroad. To help ensure our students are set up for success, Umbra works with locally-based professional counselors who are able to assist students with tackling culture shock & homesickness, roommate issues, or pre-existing mental health needs. Both remote and in-person services are available.

Privacy is Respected

ISI Abroad takes student privacy seriously and abides by all U.S. and European laws designed to support the privacy of personally identifiable information and data. We comply with FERPA guidelines and GDPR privacy laws. In addition, we support university partners’ Title IX requirements.

Support for Students Traveling

Students are encouraged to travel and explore during their free time. This promotes independence as well as an opportunity to learn more about their host country, themselves, and beyond. Umbra staff are well-trained and equipped to provide support and guidance to students whenever and wherever they travel before, during, and after students’ independent travel. Umbra students always know assistance is there when needed.