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Health & Safety

The University of Georgia provides students and staff with resources and updates to remain safe while traveling abroad. Please refer to the insurance information, World Heath Organization updates and current travel warnings issued by the US Department of State.

UGA Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct has been developed by the Office of Student Conduct to provide students with expectations for behavior that upholds the principles outlined in the Pillars of the Arch. In addition to describing regulations for behavior, the Code of Conduct provides useful information to students and student organizations regarding alleged violations of conduct regulations.

Read the full text of the UGA Code of Conduct here: http://www.conduct.uga.edu/code_of_conduct/codeofconduct.pdf

US Department of State Travel Information

For general inquiries regarding traveling abroad, including passport information, travel tips, and financial information etc. please visit the US Department of State website (http://travel.state.gov).

For country specific information, please visit (http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html)

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. For more information, please visit the STEP website. (https://step.state.gov/step/)

Vaccinations

All study abroad participants should consult with a healthcare provider who specializes in travel medicine for accurate, up-to-date pre-travel advice.  To find out what immunizations you may need, consult the Traveler's Health section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/).

Some countries may require you to provide proof of your immunizations as part of the visa process or upon arrival.  To supply this information, ask your physician to provide you with a list of shots you have received to date and other medical conditions.  Carry this card with your passport while traveling.

George Washington University. "Medications, Prescriptions, & Immunizations." Accessed June 2, 2016. https://studyabroad.gwu.edu/medications-prescriptions-immunizations?.

UGA Travel Clinic

The Travel Medicine Clinic at UGA provides personalized international travel consultations for students, faculty, staff and the general public. Information is provided on general health risks of travel, risks of contracting diseases related to international travel and methods of prevention, including vaccinations. The clinic also provides vaccinations against common diseases such as MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), influenza and Hepatitis B. This is a fee-per-visit service. Total charges will vary based on the number of vaccines needed. Appointments are necessary, and students are asked to schedule at least 6 weeks prior to departure. Call 706-542-5575 for appointments and fee information or visit http://www.uhs.uga.edu/services/travel_clinic.html.

Emergency Response Protocol

UGA Education Abroad has developed an Emergency Response Protocol for International Education Programs, available online in PDF format.
 
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