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Health & Safety

The health and safety of study abroad participants is important to the entire Northwestern community, not just the Study Abroad Office. To help you understand the institutions role in this process, as well as your own responsibilities, we have put together the following information.

Health preparation and insurance

Find information about health conditions and immunizations as well as international health insurance and seeking medical assistance abroad.


Find information on how to stay safe abroad, from where to get country-specific crime information to tips on safeguarding your documents.


Report a health or safety emergency abroad, see current travel alerts, or find information on how to replace a lost or stolen passport.