Montana State University considers the health and safety of students while studying abroad one of its top priorities. While no organization or institution can guarantee the safety of participants, the risks can be significantly reduced if program staff, students, parents, and advisors at the host and home institutions all work together. Most professionals in the study abroad field tend to believe that study in a foreign country is no more dangerous than study in the United States, however, safety remains a prime concern for all involved.
All Students studying abroad Spring 2015 must attend one travel health and safety class.
Saturday November 8th, at 1:30pm in Reid 108.
Alternative classes are offered in Student Health Services (Swingle Hall)
- Wednesday November 19th at Noon
- Monday November 24th at Noon
- Wednesday December 3rd at Noon
- Thursday December 4th at Noon
- Tuesday December 9th at Noon
A Few Things To Keep In Mind:
- All students going abroad should educate themselves about cultural norms and local laws.
- Students should stay informed about current events in the country and city where they will be living.
- Communication plans should be created with loved ones at home prior to leaving.
- Students are responsible for getting all appropriate vaccinations, medications, and international health insurance prior to studying abroad.
- MSU study abroad participants are held responsible to the MSU Student Conduct Code while studying abroad.
- State Department: http://www.travel.state.gov
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/step.html
- US Customs: http://www.cbp.gov/
- Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/