​Handbook  ​

Rights and Responsibilities

Pre-Departure Orientation - Health & Safety

Please Review: Welcome Abroad! Health & Safety for Global Programs​ ​​​

Please complete the Review Confirmation Assignment​​​​​​​ and send it to [email protected], or your IP Administrator, or MPH Department as instructed for required Field Experience Program assessment.  


Supplemental Financial Aid to support your Travel Abroad program​​​

Do I need a visa?​

All students who will be travelling abroad should read the Department of State's Country Information Sheet for their destination. This information sheet will provide you the most accurate and current information regarding visas and travel conditions.

Study Abroad/Field Experience Travel Insurance​: 

All The Chicago School-sponsored student abroad programs are required to enroll all participants in our school's plan. This supplemental plan covers sponsored faculty and students while they are in their program with additional coverage of a student or faculty's regular health insurance plan with special insurance for travel. Please note that a​ll inquiries and assistance with claims must be handled directly through their insurance carrier and The Chicago School and Global Engagement do not manage any insurance claims or reimbursements.

All programs sponsored by The Chicago School include international travel insurance and emergency travel assistance services. This plan can provide supplemental medical coverage for emergency sickness or injuries, as well as other important coverages for emergency medical evacuation, security evacuation, accidental death & dismemberment, and others. The plan covers regular, full-time and part-time students, faculty, employees, volunteers, and guests of The Chicago School, while on The Chicago School sponsored and approved international travel outside of the United States and Home Country, for educational programs and/or business on behalf of The Chicago School. Coverage also extends to personal deviations, not to exceed seven days, undertaken while on, but unrelated to the sponsored and approved trip. Please note, that all inquiries and assistance with claims must be handled directly through the insurance company. The Chicago School does not manage any insurance claims or reimbursements​.

Deviation: This is automatically included and is up to 7 days before and after the Program Dates. The total days (7) applies to consecutive. Please be aware of that Deviation coverage is not applicable to destinations other than your travel abroad country. 

Visit the centralized webpage​ for information on:

Prescription Legality Check:​

Use the number on the The Chicago School Wallet Card to call and ask for assistance. The AXA's Medical Team will review the request and provide necessary information. It might take a week or two when the team work on your request, so please call as soon as you can if you are going to bring some preseciption medicines. 

Military Veterans Study Abroad

​​Veterans are a growing population on U.S. college campuses, and education abroad offices are finding ways to better understand how best to help them use their educational benefits to fund study abroad.

Please follow these two two links about Veterans Study Abroad​:

Helpful Links for Travelers:​

LGBTQ Links​: 

Cell Phone Tips ​​

Website for Discounted Student Airfare

World Electricity Guide

Tools and Advice for International Travelers​

Destinations, Tips, Insurance, Bookings and more

Publisher of Travel and Reference Information

Expert Travel Advice for International Trip

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