OIS and Health Service Travel Requirements

IMPORTANT:

The Office of International Studies (OIS), Health Service and the Stone Center Counseling Service have a clearance process that is required of each student who will study abroad.    

Last travel appointments at Health Service is the last day of classes.

 

TRAVEL HEALTH INFORMATION FOR STUDY ABROAD

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

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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.

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Step 2: Schedule a pre travel appointment at Health Services

Health Service RN's will notify you by Secure Message if an appointment is either recommended or necessary.  We'll include 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.

You have the option of  going to an off campus travel clinic to be cleared. 

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. 

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.

 

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Step 3: Obtaining medications before departure

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.