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 on studying abroad with a chronic illness.


Page last modified May 4, 2021