As educators in international studies, we work hard to ensure that our students are prepared to handle a variety of emergency situations. Our office receives regular travel safety information from a variety of national and international organizations. In the event of an emergency, the College's risk management team would assemble to discuss the situation and determine what steps would need to be taken.

To help students better prepare for their study away experience, the Office of Study Away requires that students carefully read the CC Study Away Guide and Handbook (found on CamelWeb). Included in the handbook is information on:

- Passports and visas
- The Study Away application process
- Courses, credits, and required paperwork
- Health and safety protocol
- Pre-departure checklists
- Frequently asked questions

Students must attend a mandatory pre-departure meeting,  as well as their study abroad program's own onsite orientation meeting. Students will also be required to attend a mandatory re-entry meeting upon return to campus.

U.S. State Department Links
The following links provide both general and country-specific advice that can be extremely helpful in preventing and facilitating assistance to travelers in an emergency situations. We recommend reading these sites prior to departure.

Apply or Renew a US Passport

State Department Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Consular Information Sheets

Locate an Embassy or Consulate abroad

STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program)

State Department Resource While Abroad

Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)

Safety Information from our Program Providers

IFSA Butler Programs: Health and Safety Abroad

School for Field Studies (SFS): Health and Safety

SIT Study Abroad: Health, Safety, and Security

IES Abroad Safety FAQs 

CET Academic Programs Health & Safety

DIS Health and Safety Information 

Recommended Resources for Cultural Preparation and Travel Tips

BBC: Country Profiles
This site provides in-depth, country-specific background information (historical, political, economic).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

World Health Organization - International Travel & Health
Another excellent online resource to learn more about country specific vaccinations, outbreaks, and other health issues.

ILGA: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
An Informational site for students interested in international LGBTQ rights 

LetsGo, LonelyPlanet, RoughGuides
These guidebook sites contain practical information and overviews of cities and major attractions 

Crossing Culture
"A community built guide to cross-cultural etiquette & understanding." Offers tips on typical greetings, dress, personal space, cultural taboos and much more.  

STA Travel
STA Travel is an international student travel agency that offers a unique range of flights, accommodations, tours, and expeditions, as well as informative travel resources.

EURAIL ­The Official Website for Eurail

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