Office of International Programs

Health & Safety


While overseas, on-site directors and staff are available to help students seek care in the event of a medical emergency.  They also offer orientations to help students understand any risks specific to the area where they are studying abroad.  

Typically, if a student seeks medical care, they will be required to pay out of pocket and submit for reimbursement at a later date.  We encourage students to learn what their insurance provider's require prior to participating  in study abroad. 


Safety for students abroad is carefully monitored by Brown residential directors and OIP staff.  We work with students during the pre-departure process to prepare them for their surroundings, and educate them on what to expect in their new environment.  Should a student ever feel unsafe while abroad, he or she should immediately speak with the Residential Director. 

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