Health and Safety

Safety Booklets for Spring & Summer 2016 Study Abroad Programs

If you are studying abroad this Spring and Summer, please download the important safety information below, specific to your destination. If you do not see your destination listed below, please contact the International Center at



Denmark  Japan 



Austria  Dominican Republic         Morocco    




France   New Zealand              

United Kingdom  



Germany  Peru




Greece  Portugal



Czech Republic           Italy South Korea   

Register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

 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 consultation 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, vaccination 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.