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Emergency Situations

In case of emergency, students should notify the following: 

        • Local authorities (if appropriate) 
        • Faculty Leaders 
        • Duke Office of Global Health and Safety (OGHS)
        • Their families


 The Duke Office of Global Health and Safety (OGHS) can be reached at + 1-919-452-9546. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it accepts phone calls, texts, and WhatsApp messages.  

Faculty leaders and OGHS will initiate Duke emergency protocols by notifying Duke Immerse about the emergency. 

Immerse can be reached at 919-668-7305 during business hours (Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., EST). After hours, please contact OGHS at 919-452-9546.  

Other General Emergency Information

The U.S. Government may be able to assist U.S. citizens having trouble overseas. Information about these services can be found on the U.S. State Department’s website at 

If family members or guardians need to contact Duke Immerse, they should call 919-668-7305 during business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time). After hours and on weekends, they should contact OGHS at 919-452-9546