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:
- Attend a pre-departure orientation conducted by the Education Abroad Office
- Maintain adequate health insurance coverage at all times while abroad.
- Register in the U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
- Follow the official SDSU student code of conduct
Students may also schedule a Travel Medical Consult at SDSU Student Health Services prior to their departure in order to discuss any health concerns with a physician or nurse practitioner.
The U.S. State Department has created a website tailored for study abroad students! It includes up-to-day information on health and safety concerns for students.
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.