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Health and Safety Resources

Health and Safety Resources

Your well-being is our utmost priority at every stage in the study abroad experience.


As a study abroad student, you are required to attend an in-person orientation where EA advisors will review topics of health and safety while abroad. For your convenience, some of these topics are also covered in the following orientation videos. We also suggest that U.S. Citizens planning to study abroad review the International Travel Safety Information for Students published by the U.S. Department of State.

During the pre-departure orientation and in meetings with your EA advisor, you will cover the following topics:

  • Appointments and paperwork associated with physical and mental health
  • Researching political and cultural norms in your host country
  • General safety practices abroad
  • Emergency procedures and review of insurance policies
  • Important documents to bring abroad