Health and Safety

The best way to achieve a healthy and safe study abroad experience is to inform yourself about basic health and safety issues before leaving the U.S., and to make informed, responsible and reasonable decisions once abroad.

You should:

  • carefully read all pre-departure materials
  • register your trip with the US Department of State
  • review State Department health and safety information for your specific country
  • pay close attention at pre-departure and on-site orientations
  • ask questions
  • become familiar with on-site emergency contacts and plans
  • stay abreast of local developments behave responsibly

The links at the right provide information and resources for common concerns.