Crises are always a potential reality with overseas programs, both academic and co-curricular, and it is important to have protocols in place to deal effectively with such emergency situations as they arise. Appalachian International Crisis Management Protocols (Appalachian-ICMP) have been designed expressly to safeguard the well-being of program participants and to protect the University's interests.
The procedures set forth in Appalachian-ICMP (PDF, 450K) are to be followed by the study abroad program directors and university administration, staff, faculty, and students in order to effectively prepare for and rapidly respond to emergencies in Appalachian's education abroad programs.
In case of an emergency abroad, call the 24 hour contact number for Appalachian University Police - 828-262-8000.
The caller should provide the Appalachian Police with appropriate details of the crisis situation following the guidelines provided in the International Incident Report Form (the final two pages of the Appalachian-ICMP above).
Upon receiving the information, the Appalachian University Police officer will immediately contact the Associate Vice Chancellor or Executive Director of International Education and Development, who will take further action.