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.
Download the Luther College Center for Global Learning Summary of Benefits
Prior to departure, you’re required to participate in a pre-departure orientation sessions devoted to reviewing health, safety, and security issues abroad.
Download the Luther College Center for Global Learning Risk and Security Issues PDF
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.
Download the Luther College Center for Preparing for Departure PDF
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.