Health and Safety Abroad
The Center for International Programs places student health, safety, security and general well-being as a first priority. In order to facilitate management of risks, the study abroad staff takes a number of measures to help promote proactive planning and safety while abroad. These measures include:
- Daily monitoring of world-wide situations affecting US students abroad using reliable sources
- Individual advising around health and safety concerns
- Individual and group training prior to program departure
- Up to date and relevant online resources and training
- Emergency planning and response
- Good communication with students, faculty advisors, campus staff, overseas partners, parents, on-site staff, etc.
- Comprehensive international insurance coverage to all participants.
What you can do:
- Complete all required application forms in a timely manner
- Read all of the Learning Content provided on their application page
- Make use of the resources we provide and do their own research on their destination
- Attend both the pre - departure orientation given by SUNY New Paltz and the on-site orientation provided by their host institution
- Prepare themselves for an emergency by reading the emergency procedures in their Learning Content and filling out their green emergency contact card (given prior to departure).
Health, Safety and Security Resources
- US Department of State: Information about Countries
- SAFETI (Study Abroad First- Education Abroad Travel Information)
- CDC Traveler's Health Information
- US Department of State: Travel Warnings
- Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)