US Department of State Resources

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a constituent member of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). OSAC is a public-private partnership offered by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service which works to keep U.S. organizations and personnel operating and traveling safely while abroad. Below are links to many of OSAC’s public-facing resources that will help you prepare for travel. But first, click the links below to learn about what the U.S. Department of State recommends as best practices for traveler safety as well as what they can and can’t do if a crisis occurs while you’re overseas.

Best Practices for Traveler Safety

What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis