Health & Safety

Arcos Journeys Abroad prides itself in providing a safe and supervised program environment for our students. Our onsite directors and staff are available for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If medical attention is needed while abroad, our onsite staff will accompany you to an appropriate facility. We only choose program locations that we deem safe for our students. However, even in the best of circumstances situations can arise that compromise the health and safety of our participants. For that reason we have the following preparations and plans in place.

Risk Management

Travel Warnings & Travel Advisories

Arcos Journeys Abroad monitors any announcements made by the US State Department. In the event of a Travel Warning or Advisory we will notify all participants and parents. There is always constant communication with our participants, their parents, onsite staff, and the home office!

Natural Disasters & Other Threats

If a natural disaster or any other situation arises that affects the health and safety of our participants our staff is well-versed in contingency plans. As soon as we have information we immediately contact the participants and their parents.

Evacuation Plan

Every health or safety threat is unique and we must customize our actions based on the situation. In the event of an emergency that may affect the health and safety of participants, the Arcos Journeys Abroad evacuation plan is as follows:

Medical Emergency

If there is a medical emergency while you abroad we will make sure your emergency contact is notified before making any major decisions. You and your parents are responsible for paying for medical attention. In most emergency cases the insurance provider will make arrangements to pay the medical facility directly.


When traveling, you may be more susceptible to theft because you are in unknown surroundings. If you are robbed your program director will assist you in filing a police report.