Faculty & Staff
Health & Safety
Incoming Exchange Students
Health issues are always a concern for study abroad participants, their family, friends, and program staff.
All participants complete a Health Information form prior to departure to inform the International Education Office staff of any medical or emotional problems, past or current, which might affect the participant during a foreign study experience. Mild physical or psychological conditions can become serious under the stresses of life while studying abroad. If a participant has questions about how a pre-existing or previous mental or physical illness might be affected while overseas, they are encouraged to consult a physician and discuss the issues with the International Education Office staff. Information provided will remain confidential and will only be shared with program staff, faculty or an appropriate professional if pertinent to the participant's well-being.
Participants taking prescription medication should bring enough medication to last throughout the overseas stay. All medication should be stored in their original containers with their identification label attached and clearly visible. An accompanying letter from a physician which describes the medication should be carried by the participant. Carry-on luggage should contain enough medication to last one to two weeks in case checked luggage is delayed or lost. If the medication is considered a controlled substance, officials must be notified at the U.S. Embassy in the host country.
Illegal Drug Use
Participants are expected to obey the laws, police regulations, and practices of the host country.
The use of illegal drugs is no more acceptable in foreign cultures than in our own and is treated as a serious criminal offense. All participants have signed an agreement prohibiting them from using illegal drugs during the terms of the program. The consequences of illegal drug use during the program include immediate expulsion from the program, total forfeiture of all fees paid to the program, and loss of all course credit. Diplomatic representatives and U.S. laws will be able to offer little or no help to students arrested and/or convicted of drug-related or other crimes. Participants take responsibility individually for assuring that policies regarding illegal drugs are strictly observed.
Information about prescriptions, immunizations, insurance and more.
Links to important health information online.