Non-Study Abroad Travel

TRAVEL HEALTH INFORMATION for Career Education and All Non-Study Travel Abroad

Our goal at Health Services is to work with you in preparing you for a safe and wonderfully rich travel experience.

Step 1: Complete the pre travel screening form

Complete a Pre-Travel Screening Form in Student Wellness Portal. This form is due March 1 for study abroad commencing in the fall and October 1 for study abroad commencing in the spring. On the form you will provide a detailed medical and mental health history.

Step 2: Schedule a pre travel appointment at Health Services

Health Service staff will notify you if an appointment is either recommended or necessary.  We will send you a letter including recommended vaccinations/malaria prophylaxis and encourage you to make an appointment with us to discuss/receive the recommendation immunizations. If you are planning a trip to a foreign country please try to make your appointment well in advance, as many of the immunizations may need to be ordered. Try to make sure you have received all of your travel vaccinations by at least two weeks before leaving in order to build up immunity.

OR Step 2: If no appointments available, then you can schedule an appointment at an off campus travel clinic

Off Campus Travel Clinics in the area are available if you are unable to secure an appointment at Health Service by your deadline date. Should you choose to see an outside clinician,documentation must be provided to Health Service (for medical) and/or the Stone Center (for mental health) for review in order for clearance to be communicated to OIS.It is also important to take care of any health issues prior to foreign travel. In addition to seeing a clinician, make dental appointments and refill all prescription medications you take regularly to avoid any potential problems while away.

Local Travel Clinics (off campus)

We recommend you visit the CDC’s travel website for continually updated information regarding international health notices, immunization requirements, and recommendations specific to destinations you are considering for your study abroad experience.


Step 3: Obtain medications

If you have the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), please follow these directions to obtain additional months of medication.

If you have private insurance, we encourage you to call the insurance company directly.