Participant health and safety is our top priority at Verto and we have robust systems in place to address student support, risk management, and emergency response. While it is participants’ responsibility to avoid risky behaviors, Verto provides support through the following areas:

Advice on preventing pickpocketing, avoiding local scams, and how to navigate local culture by blending in rather than acting like a tourist.


24/7 emergency phones answered by Verto staff in each location and at our U.S. home office.


Experienced, well-trained staff who understand our Vertoans and are responsive to their needs.


Multiple access points for participants to learn about Health and Safety specific to each city and country.


Individual participant enrollment with AXA/Travel Assist Emergency Services through CISI Insurance.


Review of Verto emergency protocols and emergency plans.


Regular updates as to local conditions and explanations why events may be taking place, e.g. political protests, social justice demonstrations.