Health and safety
Student health and safety is the No. 1 priority for all of our programs. We work continuously to ensure we assess the various factors of risks that may be involved with international travel. The student, however, must also take responsibility for their own safety and wellbeing. To assist with this, we provide health and safety resources to students during two phases: Pre-Departure and While Abroad.
All students participating in an Education Abroad program are required to attend health and safety orientation sessions** prior to their experience. These sessions cover checklist items to take care of before departure as well as advice on how to stay safe while abroad.
Prior to departure, you can help your student prepare for a safe trip by considering the following:
- Completing a wellness checkup, vaccinations, and immunizations
- Researching cultural norms, local laws, and health and safety risks of the destination
- Registering any needs for special accommodations to Disability Services
- Consider purchasing additional international health insurance coverage
- Make copies of important documents, such as passport, debit/credit card information, and emergency contact information for host country (911 equivalent, US Embassy or Consulate, emergency services, etc.)
All students should follow health and safety precautions specific to their destination as well as those discussed during the pre-departure and on-site health and safety sessions.
Each program will also have a program leader, support staff, and/or faculty member on-site to assist with any health and safety concerns that may arise.
In an Emergency
Education Abroad maintains an emergency phone line and email account for issues that may require immediate attention. Members of our crisis management team are on call 24/7.
+1 (979) 255-6103
Student Privacy related to health and safety
Education Abroad must abide by federal privacy laws including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). Applicable information about health and safety issues will only be released to those listed as the student’s emergency contact.
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