Emergencies

Student safety and security is a top priority for GEO. If you are in an emergency situation while abroad, please call the 24-hour emergency hotline immediately for assistance.

GEO 24-hour Emergency Hotline: 503.764.4146

We also recommend that you contact your local program staff and/or the local emergency service.

Please keep a list of these important numbers with you at all times. If something happens to you and you cannot make a phone call, someone may be able to get help from the program staff. If you use a personal cell phone while abroad, be sure to add at least two numbers into your contacts with the “name” as “EMERGENCY CONTACT #1”, etc., so that someone trying to help you can easily contact your site director, host parent, and/or other emergency contact if you become incapacitated.