Health and Safety


Safety Booklets for Study Abroad Programs

If you are studying abroad, 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


Argentina Czech Republic                        Japan    
Austria France Netherlands
Baltic States
(Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia)              
Germany South Africa
Belgium Ghana South Korea
Belize Greece Spain
Cambodia Iceland Sweden
Canada Ireland Thailand
Croatia Italy United Kingdom                   



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.

Alcohol, Drugs & Study Abroad

Remember that while studying abroad you are a representative of the University of North Florida and are held to the regulations in the UNF Student Handbook just as if you were studying on campus. For more information on UNF's policies against alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, visit:



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: Travel 

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

U.S. Department of State: Foreign Embassies in the U.S.

Safety and Security for U.S. Students Traveling 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.