Health & Safety

Good health is a prerequisite to enjoying your time while studying abroad, and is a necessity for any travel periods. It’s important to remember you are the only one who can tell when you’re wearing down, and in most cases the use of a little common sense is all that’s needed to avoid medical problems.

Medical/dental check-ups before you depart are recommended, and in many cases we may require a health statement from your doctor.

Immunizations: Some countries might require certain vaccinations prior to your stay, and in all cases that information will be provided by our office and/or your faculty director during a pre-departure session orientation – you may also refer to the Center for Disease Control website to read what they recommend.

Prescriptions: Should you require any prescriptions while abroad it is important you not only share that information in the medical portion of your application, but also speak with your doctor about getting supplied before you depart. If you are unable to fill your prescription to the amount you require for your time abroad and carry it with you, you should research if it is available where you are going. Be sure to carry a copy of the actual prescription for any medication you are bringing with you abroad, and pack any medicine you might need on the plane in your carry-on luggage (with prescription also) so you have access to it if you need it.

Insurance: Your study abroad coordinator will enroll you in HTH Worldwide (travel insurance). You will be notified once a copy of your insurance card has been uploaded to your Horizon's account. In addition, you will receive an email from HTH Worldwide prompting you to activate your on-line account. For more information on your coverage, filing a claim, and direct pay options, visit HTH Worldwide's website: