Safety and security is a top priority for all our Citadel study-abroad programs. We work closely with institutions abroad to ensure the well-being of both students and faculty. As such, we have thoroughly vetted our program in Cyprus to make sure their safety standards align with our own. Below are some of the precautions the University of Nicosia outline in their Health and Safety Policy:
- Housing students in access controlled and monitored apartments or university dormitories
- Providing safety briefings to students during the one-week orientation (what to do, what not to do, where to go and where not to go)
- Providing students with a local cell phone for better in-country and emergency communications
- Providing students with an emergency contact card with several numbers to call in case of emergency
- Providing trained university staff support for students in case of need
- Providing a worldwide 24/7/365 emergency crisis number
- Requiring students to have a study abroad insurance policy including medical, repatriation and other features
It’s important to note there are no State Department travel advisories or warnings in effect for Cyprus. The crime level is low and crimes against tourists are not common. In fact, the island nation has lower crime rates than most European countries, with similar crime and safety ratings to that of the Netherlands and Iceland.
You may view the comprehensive Health and Safety policy of the University of Nicosia here.