Health and Safety


Students are responsible for disclosing health matters to the Education Abroad Office and on-site staff in order to adequately discuss the impact of any serious health risks of those conditions. 

Students should obtain and carefully review health and safety information related to the program as distributed by the provider. The Center for Disease Control(CDC) and the US Department of State both provide valuable resources on health.

World Health Resources


Please contact EAO if you have any questions or concerns about your health and/or safety while abroad. 


Students should research safety issues, current events and news regarding the host country prior to departure. It is advised that students actively develop personal safety strategies in the chance of any unexpected occurrences and discuss with on-site program staff the extent to which these strategies are or are not applicable while abroad. EAO is available for assistance.

Some suggestions include:

  • Be cautious of your surroundings
  • Know what times of the day are safe/unsafe in your neighborhood
  • Travel in pairs whenever possible
  • Know how to get emergency help
  • Avoid displaying valuables i.e. phone, camera, etc. 
  • Refer to SU Public Safety for tips

The Department of State has prepared a list of emergency contacts for each country. See link below: