Health and Safety

Register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)!!  - this 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.


Benefits of Enrolling in STEP

  • Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
  • Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
  • Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

General Safety for Study Abroad

SAFETY AND SECURITY for US Students Traveling Abroad: by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation


SAFETI (Safety Abroad First Educational Travel Information):   an information clearinghouse developed by The Center for Global Education.

Health Information (immunizations, food and water safety, etc.)

UNF Travel Clinic - for pre-travel consulation for locations worldwide, personalized health advice and affordable immunizations and medications.

Please call (904) 620-2175 to make an appointment at least 6 weeks prior to travel.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Traveler's Health  - offers tips on disease prevention while abroad, vaccinationa advice and country-specific health information.

U.S. Department of State Information

The U.S. Department of State provides safety and security information for students traveling abroad.

U.S. Department of State: International Travel

U.S. Department of State: International Travel Safety Information for Students

U.S. Department of State: Registration with Embassies

U.S. Department of State: Safety Issues

U.S. Department of State: Travel Warnings

U.S. Department of State: Emergency Services to American Citizens Abroad 

International Health Insurance

UNF policy requires that students on UNF-affiliated international travel have sufficient health insurance while abroad. The required level of coverage includes:

  • health coverage
  • emergency assistance / medical evacuation
  • repatriation of remains

Please contact the International Center for more information on international insurance and appropriate coverage options.