Confidence to Live and Learn

Studying abroad can be an exciting and enriching experience, but it also comes with a unique set of risks and challenges. From unexpected medical emergencies to extreme weather events, there are many things that can go wrong. While it is impossible to eliminate the dangers entirely, there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the risks, and support networks available to ensure expert assistance is on hand 24/7 should a critical incident occur.

Student Parachute was created with a vision of empowering students by providing them with access to market leading geolocation tracking, student protection and assistance services that deliver safety in the unexpected.

Student Parachute complements traditional overseas student health insurance products by protecting against the risks no university, student or family member wants to consider – like terrorist attacks and natural disasters. Our safety and security services are delivered 24/7 by global leaders in medical, security and travel assistance services, using cutting edge device enabled geolocation technologies to keep students safe.

Risks to international student safety

Student Parachute responds to the risks of international study that no family, student or university wants to consider such as:

  • Active shooter
  • Natural disasters
  • Pandemics
  • Wrongful detention
  • Protests, riots and civil unrest
  • Violent crime
  • Kidnapping
  • Terrorism
  • Blackmail or extortion
  • Hijacking
  • Disappearance or loss of contact

Exceeding industry standards

Student Defend membership exceeds the twelve industry standards for international student safety and security services.

  Industry Standard

Student Defend 

Other Providers 

Global tracking application for iOS and Android to geo-locate and live track a student’s location and movements during an incident

Yes No

One-touch in-app buttons to call for help

Yes No

Scheduled manual welfare check-in / check on me features

Yes No

Walk me home / track my journey features

Yes No

24/7 emergency contact centre

Yes No

Australian and New Zealand proximity-based health, safety, weather and security alerts

Yes No

Australia and NZ incident response network

Yes No

A global network of 5000+ proprietary and vetted on-the-ground, multi-lingual, specialist crisis response teams with backgrounds in law enforcement, elite military, intelligence, and emergency medical care

Yes No

Transportation of family member to Australia if student is hospitalised

Yes No

Global proximity-based health, safety, weather and security alerts guarding students on holidays in Bali, Thailand and whilst travelling to and from their home country

Yes No

24/7 Student Portal with worldwide destination-based health, safety and travel risk intelligence and information

Yes No

Global medical monitoring, evacuation and repatriation services

Yes No

Your choice of protection

You can choose from three membership options – Student Sentinel, Student Secure and Student Defend which each offer different levels of protection and response services. Remember, unlike insurance, there is no claims process after an event or incident. We simply do what we need to do to look out for you and bring you to safety if needed.

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