Health & Safety Abroad

Students on provider programs have the support of on-site staff who are able to connect students to local resources and provide safety and security guidance throughout the time abroad.

All students are invited to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation prior to travel. This orientation covers important topics such as: health and safety, cultural adjustment, and academics abroad. This is required for students studying abroad on a provider or exchange program.

Emmanuel students traveling abroad are covered by ISOS Medical Assistance and Cigna Insurance. All students will receive information on this insurance prior to travel, but can also request more information by emailing studyabroad@emmanuel.edu.

The U.S. Department of State has replaced Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts with Travel Advisories for each country in the world. These Travel Advisories include four levels of safety and security risk. You can review the entire list of travel advisories at the Department of State website. Emmanuel College has revised our travel policy to reflect updated guidance on safety and security. Emmanuel College reserves the right to deny approval to study abroad in any country where safety and security may pose a risk to our students. This policy pertains to all Emmanuel College study abroad programs including: provider programs, exchange programs and faculty-led travel courses.

Students are eligible to apply for study in a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 (Exercise Normal Precautions) or 2 (Exercise Increased Caution). However, should certain areas within these countries be designated within the Travel Advisory as either Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) locations, as such; students will not be allowed to travel to or reside in these areas and we may reconsider granting permission to study abroad in these countries as a whole. Being eligible to apply does not mean that permission will be granted; the Office of International Programs (OIP) regularly reviews safety guidance on all countries where our students intend to study abroad.

Students are not eligible to apply for programs in a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or Level 4 (Do Not Travel).

Should a Travel Advisory change to a Level 3 or 4 after the student has been approved to study abroad, the OIP will work with participants to select an alternate study site that falls within the guidelines above.

Based on the current Travel Advisory Levels, there are approximately 70 countries where Emmanuel students are approved to study abroad through our program providers. The approved countries are:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Samoa, Scotland, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Wales

Students should contact the Office of International Programs for more information on programs available in these countries.

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