Emergency Contact Information

The University of Alabama in Huntsville takes the health and safety of students participating in abroad programs very seriously. We are constantly reviewing our policies and procedures for emergency situations. 

To reach a student while he or she is abroad, use the phone/fax information given to you by the student or use the contact information listed below on this web page. The University cannot list individual homestay contact information for students on this website, but can provide this information if requested. 

To reach someone at UAH in an emergency, please call one of the following numbers. If your emergency is time sensitive, begin calling people in the order listed below during normal work hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F). Outside of normal work hours, please consult the emergency contact information given to you by the student or by calling the University Police. If contacting staff outside of the Global Studies Program or the Office of International Engagement, be sure to mention that you are calling about an emergency affecting a student participating in a study abroad program.

  • Dr. David Johnson, Director, Global Studies Program, (256) 824-6288 or david.johnson@uah.edu
  • Dr. Susan Steen, Director, Office of International Engagement, (256) 824-2843 or susan.steen@uah.edu 
  • Dr. Regina Hyatt, Dean of Students, Phone: (256) 824-6700 
  • University Police: (256) 824-6911

If the student is on a non-UAH study abroad program, please also refer to the emergency contact information provided by that program. 

Please use the following contacts only in an extreme emergency.

  • U.S. Department of State's Citizen Emergency Center: (202) 647-5225. The Department of State will relay any message to the Embassy in the country in which program participants are traveling. Embassy personnel will try to locate your student, pass on urgent messages, and, consistent with the Privacy Act, report back.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate nearest to your student's study abroad location. Contact information for Embassies and Consulates is listed on each program's web page.

*Remember that students may not be reachable during the daytime and that there may be a time difference. Check here to see what time it is in your student's study abroad location (http://times.clari.net.au/) . Be prepared to leave a message at the hotel, with the host family, with the language institute, or even at the U.S. Consulate.