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Please explore the resources below related to study abroad health and safety:

  • U.S. Department of State: The U.S. Department of State is an excellent resource for all sorts of information about countries around the world. They maintain individual country profile pages which contain health and safety information, among other details. You can search for a country of interest here. Additionally, they have a page for students studying abroad here.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control: The CDC is a great resource for health information for countries around the world. You can check out their Traveler’s Health section for information about recommended immunizations, heath notices, and advisory information for the country to where you will be traveling.
  • AlertTraveler: all participants on a UIC Study Abroad Office program will have access to a special app called AlertTraveler. AlertTraveler provides real-time alerts about key events and incidents occurring in countries around the world. It uses the itinerary for your program and your mobile device’s GPS (if you permit) to push a variety of alerts to your device. Examples of alerts include notices about protests or strikes, police activity, and large-scale emergencies. Additionally, the UIC Study Abroad Office will use it to check in with students in the event of a large-scale emergency impacting travelers abroad. Details about downloading AlertTraveler will be available in your online Study Abroad Office application.
  • UIC Counseling Center: the UIC Counseling Center offers resources and services dedicated to supporting your mental health and wellness, including while abroad. We recommend their Mind/Body programs, which are not restricted to state licensure and can be accessed from another country.