Cornell University

ILR/UCD Semester in Dublin Program

119 Ives Hall, 607-255-2266

Health, Safety & Security

The safety and security of all of our students is a high priority for us.  Dublin is a very safe city, with a low crime rate, however, your child should take reasonable precautions to ensure their safety.  For more information on safety in Ireland, we encourage you to review the section of this website devoted to safety, security, & health with your son or daughter.  Perhaps the biggest key to your child's safety is their personal conduct.  An intoxicated student is one more likely to take risks or engage in dangerous activities when their judgment is impaired.

We require that your child be covered by a comprehensive health insurance policy.  Comprehensive coverage includes: 

  • Medically necessary care (NOT just emergency care) while abroad
  • Coverage for pre-existing conditions
  • Coverage in Ireland & during any travel you may take outside of Ireland
  • Maximum benefit of at least $500,000 per year
  • Provide coverage when you return from Ireland that will cover any conditions contracted abroad.

your son or daughter is covered for Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Insurance through FrontierMEDEX, an organization that provides medical evacuation in the event of an emergency.  This is a free service provided to each Cornell student.

In an emergency, you  must call FrontierMEDEX as pre-approval is required for medical evacuation.  If calling from Ireland the number is 1-800-409-529.  From the USA the number is: 1-800-527-0218, or 1-410-453-6330 (MEDEX Emergency Response Center) . You should identify your child as a Cornell student and provide the Cornell University ID number #343211.

We also ask, in the event of an emergency, you contact our office as soon as is reasonable.  We can be reached at: 607-255-2266 or by email at

Please visit the Health section for more information on health insurance and FrontierMEDEX.