Colourful bridge at Plaza Espana in Seville

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Travelling overseas involves inherent risks. While most students go abroad without incident, it is important to consider these risks. Even if heading to a location that is culturally similar to one's home, all students can benefit from developing a health and safety risk management plan. 

To assist you in this regard, we provide both an online and in-person pre-departure orientation for Summer Abroad participant; further details will be included with each student's program admission documentation. In addition, information regarding site-specific risks for each program can be found in the Programs section of this website. Country-specific safety information is available on the Global Affairs Canada website. We also strongly suggest that students who have any health concerns related to travelling overseas discuss these with the Professional and Internationals Programs office prior to submitting an application.

Note: All students are required to have medical travel insurance coverage for the duration of the program. Students must make their own insurance arrangements; the Professional and International Programs office does not recommend or purchase specific insurance plans for students. Further information on issues concerning medical travel insurance will be including the admission documentation.