Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

Health

Immunization Requirements

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends vaccinations for host countries of many Clark study abroad programs. Your host institution handbook will provide health recommendation/requirements information well in advance. Country-specific vaccination recommendations and health data is available from the CDC by calling (404) 332-4565 or on their web site www.cdc.gov. Faxed information about individual diseases, f.ex. malaria, is available by dialing (888) 232-3299.

Health Insurance Requirements while at Clark

According to Massachusetts law, all Clark students, both those on campus and those who are on a Clark-affiliated study abroad program, must carry health insurance for the entire academic semester/year. The Clark program cost does not include Clark's health insurance fee. This fee is charged automatically to all students, unless a Clark provided waiver card is filled out. In any case, you must have medical insurance covering you at all times and in all places you visit. Country-specific insurance is not sufficient.

Health and Accident Insurance Requirement while Abroad

Unless your study abroad program provides comprehensive international sickness and accident insurance coverage, you will be required to enroll in the Clark international sickness and accident plan offered through HTH Worldwide for your semester abroad at approximately $50 per month of coverage.

Mental Health

Students with emotional or psychological problems should consult a mental health professional in this country to discuss the potential stress of studying abroad. Mental health treatment, including counseling and medication, is not as widely accessible abroad as it is in the United States.

Personal Medical and Counseling Needs

Students with mental or physical health concerns should check with their doctor(s) about whether studying abroad is right for them. Availability of medications and other accommodations vary from country to country. If you choose to disclose your personal needs, your study abroad advisor will do their best to work with you to research whether your selected program is able to provide you with a safe study abroad experience.