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Health and Safety Abroad

EIIA international health insurance is provided to all Albion study abroad students without any additional charge, see the EIIA International Travel Abroad Summary for an informational overview of coverage.  Complete coverage terms and conditions will be provided in an individual session after students have been enrolled in an Albion-approved study abroad program.  Questions on EIIA insurance may be directed to Tim Dewitt, Albion College Director of Business and Auxiliary Services.

Health and personal safety 
  • Enroll in EIIA Insurance.  Sign-ups will be scheduled after students are admitted into a study abroad program.
  • Consult Albion's Student Health Services or your personal physician for a travel consultation.  Take relevant vaccinations and create a plan to fill needed prescriptions during your out-of-country stay.  *Important:  Prescription drugs that are legal in the United States may not be legal in countries you will visit.  It is very important to be knowledgeable of how medications are handled prior to bringing drugs to another country.
  • Review relevant U.S. Department of State Country Information Sheets and monitor notices from the U.S. Embassy about your destination country.  Consult with Albion's Center for International Education for any destinations with a State Department travel warning.
  • Enroll in STEP – Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.  U.S. passport holders are encouraged to register their passports individually to notify the Embassy/Consulate that they are in-country.  Note that individual enrollment is only available to U.S. citizens. International students should check if their local embassy/consulate offers a similar service and should take steps to enroll.
Emergency Resources  Expect to hear from the Center for International Education if there is a security situation in your country of study.  Please keep in touch with us, and let us know how you are doing, or if you need additional help.  CIE,, is always available for any health, safety, or security-related questions.