Health & Safety

Lehigh University and the Study Abroad Office monitor world events closely, and the safety and security of our students are our top priority. We monitor bulletins from the U.S. Department of State, as well as those of other governments; we receive reports from our affiliate institutions around the world, and news reports keep us apprised of conditions in the countries and regions where Lehigh students study.  We believe that students are reasonably safe when they behave reasonably at their programs and universities. We strongly recommend that students abroad go about their normal routines and stay in regular contact with host staff.   We recommend that students avoid crowds, and avoid typically American hangouts. We recommend also that students not travel in large groups of Americans, when unaccompanied by program staff. We recommend that they always advise host families/roommates/program staff of their itineraries when they are away from the program. 



US State Department Country Specific Information 

In addition to general country information, announcements about safety and security in countries are listed when relevant. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

The CDC provides official U.S. government information about health conditions worldwide, including recommendations for immunizations. 

International SOS

International SOS manages and administers Lehigh University's international travel portfolio by providing 24-hour international medical, security, and travel assistance. International SOS is the world's largest medical and security assistance company, with more than 6,500 professionals in 24-hour Assistance Centers, international clinics, and remote-site medical facilities across five continents. International SOS is the leader in their field, ready to help you with all of your medical and security needs.

Click here to see the Benefits Summary for the Study Abroad Insurance plan.