UMBC students are responsible for obtaining health information about the country where they will study. One of the best resources for up-to-date information on general health issues, necessary vaccinations and other health-related matters is the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention's web site.
UMBC students are also required to submit a Health Information Form after they have been admitted to their study abroad program.
The Study Abroad Office suggests that students obtain a physical examination from their physician prior to their departure. Students need to be in good physical and mental health in order to participate on any extended internatioanl experience. Students shold also discuss with their physician any perscription medicines they plan to bring with them on their study abroad program, as well as any on-going health concerns.