Your foremost concern is that you child stays safe and healthy while they’re abroad. Although your child will have support from you, it is important that they take personal responsibility for their health and safety while being abroad. There is an increased risk for illness and the potential to find themselves in dangerous situations if your child doesn’t take responsibility for his/her health and safety.
Your child should take care of both their physical and mental health before, during, and after their study abroad experience. Whether your child has dietary restrictions or a disability, it is important that their institutions and program coordinators are aware of any health conditions so that your child can be accommodated. It is also a good idea for your child to let people like their roommates know about their medical conditions, so that they will be able to help in case of emergency.
To find out more about the necessary steps to being safe while abroad, check out our guide on “Health & Safety Issues Abroad”.
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