Health and Safety matters are primary concerns for all who are involved in study abroad ventures. We encourage all students and their families to review the following information to better prepare for a productive international experience.
All students are required to follow these health and safety policies prior to and during their study abroad program:
You can also schedule a travel medical consult at SDSU Student Health Services prior to departure, to discuss any health concerns with a physician or nurse practitioner.
Some countries require foreign visitors to carry an International Certificate of Vaccination (aka yellow card) or other proof that they have had certain inoculations or medical tests before entering the country. Your travel medical consult will advise you of current requirements.
The U.S. State Department has created a website tailored for study abroad students. It includes current information on health and safety concerns, including tips for what to do in an emergency, safety for student travelers (women, LGBT, and disabled students), and more.
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.
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