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Preparation & Planning

EmergencyThere are many things to consider and accomplish prior to your education abroad experience.

  1. Complete all necessary health insurance and medical forms required by the Glavin Office. Our staff must be advised of any health concerns you may have so we can work with you and our on-site partners to make any necessary preparations in your host country.

  2. Consult with your primary care physician and any medical specialists.
  3. Research your medications to see if they are legal in your host destination and be sure you bring ample supply of any prescriptions you are taking.
  4. Visit a Travel Clinic for any vaccinations you may need.  Schedule this appointment far in advance as some immunizations need to be started months in advance of your departure. Thus, you should call to make your appointment at least 6 months before your travel date.

  5. Register with International SOS to establish a Traveler Profile and Emergency Record.

  6. Register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) through the U.S. Embassy.  

  7. Access safety resources to understand the health and safety issues of your host destination.

Additional information can be found on Lonely Planet and Travel Health Online. They provide country specific information, immunization information, as well as links to other relevant sites, including official visitor information sites.