Safety is a prime concern of all who are involved in study abroad ventures--participants, their families, advisors, institutions that send students abroad, those that host them, and the staff of all organizations that operate programs.
The US State Department has created a website especially for study abroad students! It includes up-to-day information on health and safety concerns for students. Check it out!http://studentsabroad.state.gov
SDSU is a member of the SAFETI (Safety Abroad First - Educational Travel Information) Consortium. The Consortium includes over 200 colleges and universities nationwide that are networked to promote health and safety for study abroad.
If you need medical consult before departuring to your program conturies, you could visit the SDSU health and service website for more information.
Health and Safety Requirements for Participants in SDSU Study Abroad Programs
The ISC requires that all students who study abroad on its affiliated programs comply with the following Health and Safety Policies:
- Attend a pre-departure orientation conducted by the Education Abroad Office.
- Maintain adequate health insurance coverage at all times while abroad.
- Complete and return the Study Abroad Agreement Packet or the Independent Programs Waiver to the ISC Education Abroad Office prior to departure.
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