Our highest priority at the Office of Global Education is the safety of our students. We take every possible precaution to make sure that our students stay healthy and safe while abroad. The University of Colorado system is a member of International SOS (ISOS), an organization that provides medical, security, and travel advice and assistance to its members. We ask that all CU Denver students going abroad register with the MyTrips service offered by ISOS so that we may be better able to assist students in times of crisis (for more information, visit Register Your Travel.) In addition, students are not permitted to travel without adequate international health insurance, which includes emergency assistance and evacuation services. For CU Denver programs, students are insured through International SOS Insurance. Students on third party programs will obtain insurance through the study abroad provider. Furthermore, students traveling to countries that have a current U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings must follow the Travel Suspension Appeal, which requires the student to perform in-depth investigation of security and health issues that may arise during their travels, and how to mitigate them.
It is recommended that all students planning international travel visit with a health care professional prior to departure:
Other things to do, prior to departure:
The measures you will need to take in order to stay safe abroad will vary depending on where you study. However, there are a number of safety tips to keep in mind both before and during your study abroad program:
Considering what program to pursue:
How Accommodations Can Differ
Because the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an US law which does not have jurisdiction in other countries, students may find that disabilities accommodations are the same, better or worse in their study abroad destination.
Finally, consider what to expect during travel abroad, there are a number of resources online. Here is video from the University of Minnesota, for example. Orientation for Students with Disabilities Studying Abroad - YouTube