Safety, Health, and Travel Information

Safety Information:

The Roanoke College Office of International Education monitors the U.S. State Department travel bulletins and we encourage you to do the same for countries in the region where you intend to study abroad. Travel safety information can be found at these websites:

Health Information:

These websites provide information on health and study abroad:

For study abroad destinations requiring immunizations, please contact the local Department of Health for an appointment.

Health, Travel, and Trip Cancellation insurance for overseas travel

Roanoke College does not endorse or recommend any specific insurance provider. When searching for coverage for participation in international programs, please carefully review all documentation regarding specific plans before you purchase. Below are some possible options for purchasing insurance:

Health, Travel, and Trip Cancellation insurance comparison website:

Pre-departure cultural adjustment and preparation resources:

Researching your host country before you leave will help you understand some of their culture and customs before you arrive.

Travel planning resources:

Budget travel guides such as Frommers, Lonely Planet, Let's Go, and Rough Guides are available from your local bookstore or online merchant.

Online student discount travel resources:

Online travel resources:

Information on European rail passes:

Hostelling information: