Health & Safety Abroad: Our Top
Your health and safety are our paramount concern, so this section
details steps that St. John’s takes to make our study abroad
programs as safe as possible. As you read this section, we’d ask
you to keep two important concepts in mind:
- First, study abroad is a family decision. Even
the most conscientious university can’t “guarantee” safety, so we
want you and your family to make an educated decision using
reliable information. Be sure to check sites you trust as you
consider your potential destinations—including places you may visit
independently during free days or weekends. We recommend the
Department of State’s Students Abroad and
general Travel site as starting points on general safety, and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Traveler’s Health site for
information on wellness abroad.
- Second —and this advice would be equally true in
NYC—your decisions once abroad factor heavily into your
safety. Following St. John’s code of conduct
(particularly around drinking) and making smart choices during your
free time will go a long way toward keeping you safe!
So what does St. John’s do to make the program as trouble-free
as possible, and to help students if they do encounter
difficulties? We encourage you to read on for more.