Health & Safety


Stevens Institute of Technology and the Office of International Programs are committed to ensuring every student has a safe and healthy experience while studying abroad. The Office of International Programs has developed policies and procedures that promote student health and safety.

COVID-19 Disclaimer and Updates

In accordance with the university’s current policies on international travel, Stevens Institute of Technology is accepting applications for study abroad and international exchange programs for the upcoming terms. Stevens allows travel to countries that are Level 1-3 with the Department of State’s travel advisory system. Travel to countries that are listed as Level 4 are only allowed on a case-by-case basis, depending on COVID levels. All students must sign a COVID acknowledgment form before being approved for any in-person education abroad programs. For additional information, please email or book an appointment.


Stevens requires international insurance, including health insurance, medical evacuation and repatriation of remains. The Office of International Programs will work with you to fulfill any health insurance requirements prior to your program abroad.

On-Call Insurance Contact Information


Phone: 800.575.5014


Travel Advisories and Alerts

The Office of International Programs regularly monitors the safety and security conditions of our study abroad sites and itineraries by using U.S. State Department information along with other reliable sources. Due to safety concerns, undergraduate students are unable to study abroad in specific regions of countries that the U.S. State Department has issued a level 4 Travel Advisory. Check the Travel Advisory policies and list at


Additional support and information are provided by Stevens to all students and faculty members abroad. Stevens receives alerts and data from the Overseas Security Advisory Council. OSAC was created in 1985 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to promote security cooperation between American private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State.

We work closely with our international partners and study abroad providers to keep up to date when there are reports of safety concerns abroad.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Every student must attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation before leaving for their experience abroad. This includes studying, conducting research and participating in a work or service experience abroad.

These orientations are held by the Director of International Programs along with the Director of Environmental Health & Safety in late April, for students who are traveling for summer or fall, and early December, for those who are traveling for winter or spring.

The pre-departure orientation is divided into three sections, including:

General Study Abroad Information

  • Documentation (passport, visas, insurance, tickets, etc)

  • Finance and budget

  • Traveling/Packing

Cultural Considerations

  • Interaction and adaptation to other cultures

  • Communication

  • Re-entry

Health and Safety While Studying Abroad

  • Illnesses, Diseases, and Inoculations

  • Physicals and Checkups

  • Prescriptions

  • Water and Food Safety

  • Laws and Codes of Conduct

  • First-Aid Kit

  • Fitness and Exercise

  • Emergency Contacts

  • Air Travel and Local Transportation Safety

  • Alcohol and Drugs

  • Fire Safety