Health and Safety
Whether you are advising a study abroad student or leading a faculty-led program, we strongly encourage you to review the below links to become more familiar with health and safety topics prior to your student's or your program abroad.
- K-State Lafene Travel Clinic
- K-State Counseling Services
- U.S. Department of State
- International Travel Warnings and Alerts
- Country Profiles
- U.S. Embassy Information
- Emergency Assistance to Americans Abroad
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Overseas Security Advisory Council
- Safety Abroad First - Educational Travel Information Clearinghouse Project (SAFETI)
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
International Health Insurance
KSU faculty and staff traveling abroad on KSU business are covered under a blanket international health insurance policy. This policy covers important costs that could be incurred while traveling abroad, including Emergency Medical Evacuation, Repatriation of Remains, a Family Assistance Benefit, a Bereavement Reunion Benefit, a Security Evacuation Benefit, and Worldwide Travel Assistance.
To obtain additional valuable information about the policy, please visit the KSU Office of Risk and Compliance.
NOTE: Kansas State University students traveling abroad on official KSU business, including attendance at conferences, work/intern abroad programs, volunteer abroad programs or study abroad programs should follow a different process. Please refer any students to Education Abroad in 304 Fairchild Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-5990) for more information.