Students taking part in a programme promoted by Cattolica International are required to take out a "Student Safety Package".
The Package includes:
- Insurance cover valid for the entire duration of a programme abroad
- "Safety Check Students" app
The cost varies between €80 and €100, depending on the type of mobility programme. In some cases it may already be included in the cost of the programme. Programme participants will be advised how they will be provided with information on purchasing the package before departure on their programme.
AXA International insurance
Read the policy conditions:
The Safety Check Students app
The "Safety Check Students" app was created to manage emergency situations.
During your period abroad, via the app:
- You can activate an emergency call to:
- An Italian mobile phone number managed by Università Cattolica, on call 24/7;
- Local authorities;
- Insurance companies.
- You can be located via GPS in an emergency and you can be contacted via the app chat.
To ensure that the app is activated and in operation:
- You must agree to have geolocation and the notification services always activated on your smartphone (not only while using the app).
- You must give your consent to the processing of personal data that you provide.
- You must not uninstall the app while abroad.
If you do not activate the app and app services (notifications and geolocation) or if you uninstall the app before the end of the programme, Università Cattolica will not be able to communicate with you in an emergency and you will not be able to benefit from the services.
In an emergency
In the event of an emergency*, Università Cattolica will:
- evaluate how to intervene and implement actions deemed appropriate to deal with the event;
- utilise the app to contact students geolocated near or in the area of the emergency in order to verify the overall situation;
- obtain a precise picture of the event, assess possible developments, collect information from various sources, such as hospitals or authorities who may have intervened, and from any of the student’s acquaintances;
- evaluate whether to inform the local police authorities, if they have not already been called, in the case of an assault or violence against the policy holder;
- in the case of serious danger to a student’s life, inform the nearest diplomatic representatives of the student’s country of origin and, together with the relevant diplomatic representatives, assess who will be responsible to take specific action (e.g. repatriation);
- in the case of hospitalisation, facilitate communication with the student’s insurance company’s emergency assistance number, verify that the hospital and the insurance contact persons are adequately informed and in mutual contact, check that any additional documentation has been sent/undersigned by the student’s family, where necessary;
- contact the relevant staff/offices of the university or host institution (tutor, international project manager, etc.) to inform them of the student’s situation, so that the student can receive the most suitable support;
- communicate with the "person to contact in an emergency" specified in the student’s application documentation.
* Namely, events of particular consequence or criticality (including those that have not yet occurred but are highly likely to occur) that may involve the student, such as: accidents on means of transport, accidents in places of study or housing (collapse of a building, fire, flooding, etc.), illness, serious abuse of psychotropic substances or alcohol, crimes and/or violence, socio-political events, acts of terrorism or subversive acts, natural disasters, or other accidental causes which may result in a physical, mental or psychological health risk, arrest or detention by local authorities, serious logistical disruption (e.g. unusable housing, impossibility to travel, isolation, etc.), disappearance, death.