Managing Ongoing Health Conditions While Abroad
Students can manage ongoing health conditions while studying abroad. There are several steps you can take to prepare for your experience:
- Early in the planning process, speak with your physician about your plans. Share your travel destinations and the duration of time you will be abroad. Some destinations may be a better fit depending on the infrastructure and quality of medical care available.
- Set up a clear health care plan with your physician that you can potentially share with a physician abroad as needed.
- Share your needs with your program provider early. They can assist in arranging access to treatment so that everything is organized before you arrive at your destination.
- The Padnos International Center can assist in working with your program abroad. If you want help, let us know!
Do you have a chronic illness? Check out an article from GoAbroad.com on studying abroad with a chronic illness.