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Health & Safety Abroad

It is important for you to take care of your physical and mental health while abroad. Before departing the United States, you should review the pertinent health and safety information below. There are certain steps you may need to take and forms to complete before leaving the country, as well as important tips that could prove beneficial while traveling.


Destinations of Higher Risk

If you are traveling abroad for University-related purposes to a country subject to a University Travel Warning, you must complete a Destination of Higher Risk petition in order to gain UofSC approval to do so. This is to ensure that you are made aware of the heightened health and/or safety risks associated with travel to such areas, that you are able to adequately prepare for travel to such areas, and that you fully understand that you do so voluntarily. This process also allows the University to better manage higher risks and prepare for emergencies. If you are unsure of whether or not your chosen location requires a Destination of Higher Risk petition, or if you have any other questions related to health and safety, contact Morgan Inabinet, Assistant Director of Global Health, Safety, and Security.

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