Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity for students, but any kind of travel can pose risks, so it is important for students and parents to be prepared.
Health issues are generally the same in Spain as they are in the United States. Adapting to a new climate, food, water, and way of life may affect one’s health during the first few weeks but usually do not have lasting effects.
There are several things that you and your child should discuss prior to their departure. Well before departure, your child should check their health insurance policy to see if it covers the student while outside of the United States. If not, Expanish requires that students obtain international travel insurance prior to traveling abroad. We recommend insurance that includes coverage for medical evacuation.
Your child should also consider visiting their primary physician or a travel clinic to make sure that all of their vaccinations are up-to-date. You can check health-related travel advisories and vaccine recommendations on the CDC website.
Expanish has over 14 years of experience providing study abroad support in South America and Spain. We have set policies to cover risk management needs of all students. We provide:
- On-site Program Orientations, including Health & Safety
- 24/7 Emergency Contact
- Comprehensive Student Services and Advising
- Insurance Support and Guidance
- General Program Handbook