Prepare to Study Away
Studying off campus provides an exciting opportunity to see more of the world. Being well prepared for your trip can help make it a great experience.
What risks should you be aware of when studying away? Do you need more insurance? What happens if you get COVID-19 on your trip abroad? These are a few of the many important questions the Center for Global Learning can help you navigate before you go.
Luther students studying abroad on a Luther program will be enrolled in an accident and sickness insurance policy.
The policy covers the following:
- General accident and sickness medical coverage while outside the U.S.
- Emergency evacuation benefit
- Accidental death, dismemberment, repatriation of remains
- Trip cancellation, delay, interruption benefit
Finally, the insurance policy provides for 24/7 global travel assistance for enrolled individuals. This policy applies to all off-campus travel, excluding personal travel.
Prior to departure, you’re required to participate in a pre-departure orientation sessions devoted to reviewing health, safety, and security issues abroad.
The Student Travel Agreement establishes the requirements students, faculty, and staff must meet before and during any college-related international travel. This policy applies to all off-campus travel, excluding personal travel.
What kind of clothing should you pack? What health items might you need? Do I need specific outerwear? The CGL has a Packing List to help you get started!
As a student planning to study abroad, you will asked to take the following measures prior to, during, and after a study-abroad experience.