Health and Safety Resources
For both faculty and students the following online
resources related to health and safety will be useful as you organize,
plan, lead or participate in an overseas program.
Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT)
Provides road travel safety information, including country specific road travel reports and a Road Safety Toolbox for the study abroad community.
for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Infectious Diseases:
Includes vaccination recommendations and information on the latest outbreaks
of diseases around the world. Also provides health information on specific
Center for Global
Features a Study Abroad Safety Handbook as well as a wealth of
information on other subjects, including PLATO: Project for Learning
Abroad, Training and Outreach.
Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IIMCR)
Posts news articles from foreign and domestic newspapers related to security issues on its website every Monday-Friday, by 12 P.M. eastern standard time.
Interassociational Advisory Committee on Safety and Responsibility in Study Abroad
Provides recommendations for programs, including a requirement that participants
have medical insurance and that programs provide orientations for participants
both before and after they arrive at their study abroad destination.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
This Federal Advisory Committee promotes cooperation in the area of security between U.S. business and private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State as well as other U.S. government agencies. Provides region and country specific news and reports, and a resource library on various topics.
Department of State Tips for Students
Provides information on medical insurance and what consular officers can
and cannot do to help U.S. citizens abroad.
Department of State Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets
Lists travel warnings for Americans in light of political unrest or health
issues in individual countries as well as announcements for particular
Travel Health Tips for Students Studying Abroad
Information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Travel Safety Tips