The health and safety of all students is the number one priority of the Alamo Colleges. Every effort is made to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff have the resources and information they need for a successful study abroad experience. The study abroad office has specific protocols and guidelines in place to minimize the risk to our all program participants. Below are the conditions and recommendations we provide to facilitate a safe and enjoyable trip abroad.
• Students must attend mandatory pre-departure orientation sessions concerning travel health and safety
• Students are encouraged to create an account with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
to receive updates about their travel destination
• Students are taught how to stay abreast of travel warnings
or potential threats in their travel area
• Students are given the tools to stay updated on the latest health issues and requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• The study abroad office monitors United States government advisories issued by in-country embassies and consulates as well as by the Department of State in Washington, D.C.
• The study abroad office maintains a 24-hour, seven-day emergency phone line for students traveling abroad
• The study abroad coordinator and the director of international programs provide students a cellular phone numbers to allow personal contact, 24-hours a day Medical Insurance
All study abroad program participants are covered by a mandatory, comprehensive insurance plan. Only faculty-led program fees include mandatory insurance. Contact the study abroad coordinator
for more information on your specific program. Health, Physical or Learning Difficulties
Students with health, physical, or learning difficulties which require special assistance must contact the study abroad coordinator at least 60 days before the program departure date. Due to limitations in foreign countries, some special assistance requests may not be accommodated. Additionally, special assistance requests received in less than 60 days prior to departure have a higher risk of not being accommodated at all. Contact your study abroad coordinator
for information about accommodation restrictions. Students may also contact disability support services
for additional information.