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"We often have students mention during our TB and
immunization screening assessment that they are diabetic, for example. We help them make an appointment
with one of our student health and wellness doctors
to review their diagnosis, arrange a meeting with our
dietician to discuss meal planning and nutrition, and
our fitness specialist to work on a plan for exercise and
activity. We also promote our university counseling services for international students in general, but especially
for those coping with a chronic illness," says Lisa James,
associate director for clinical outreach at Iowa.
The university also does several health and wellness
presentations during international student orientation
to promote services available on campus. "Our goal
is that they will remember that we can help them if a
health problem would arise," James adds.

The Importance of Insurance
In addition to campus health services, insurance providers can be important partners in helping students stay
healthy abroad.
"It is a high priority to make sure travelers know
about the medical support available to them as a covered benefit of our mandatory international insurance
policy," says Autumn Tallman, associate director for
international health, safety, and security at Iowa. "All of
our university travelers can receive support through our
insurance provider if they need help identifying medical specialists in their destinations abroad before they
depart to set up a continuation of care plan."

The University of Michigan provides information on
health insurance benefits in its travel guide. "Part of our
travel planning guide prompts students to leverage their
insurance before they leave," says Conger.
At Northwestern, Friend worked closely with the
university's insurance provider to help a study abroad
student to procure a new medication that was unavailable in his host country, Italy. He was allowed to take
a two-month supply with him, and then the insurance
provider covered the cost for his parents to fly to Italy
to bring him enough medication to last through his
remaining two months. "That is the kind of creative
solution that we often employ," Friend says.
Maria Sweazy, the student who initially found herself
unprepared for all the challenges of keeping her diabetes
in check while studying in Florence, ended up loving the
trip once she got some timely help with her medication.
"My time abroad was truly life changing, as I
had not done any independent traveling before,"
said Sweazy, who had never before been outside the
United States. "I now feel like it would be so easy for
me to pack up a bag and jet off to the other side of the
world with diabetes. I traveled around Italy, went to
Budapest, Amsterdam, and Santorini. All the while
having diabetes ... and being my own only care provider and support system. I realized that the world is
in my grasp and diabetes cannot stop me from seeing
anything it offers." n
CHARLOTTE WEST is a freelance writer�

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Resources for Safe and Healthy Travels
Abroad: A Good Practices Guide for
Students
http://bit.ly/2f6oLsg
Addressing Mental Health Issues Affecting EA Participants
http://bit.ly/2xghMXN
Sexual Health Abroad
http://bit.ly/2hdtusR
University of Michigan Global Health
and Safety Guide
http://bit.ly/2haS2pY

Arizona State University Travel With
Prescriptions
http://bit.ly/2xtbmot
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommendations for Study
Abroad & Other International Student
Travel
http://bit.ly/2wBTQdQ
Traveling with Medication (U.S. State
Department Overseas Security Advisory Council)
http://bit.ly/2xcDLxd

Forum on Education Abroad Standards
of Good Practice Standard 8: Health,
Safety, Security, and Risk Management
http://bit.ly/2f62Jpv
Safety Abroad First-Educational Travel
Information (SAFETI) Clearinghouse
Project
http://bit.ly/2xaeuWM
Checklist for Students With Diabetes
http://bit.ly/2xh4JoS

Northwestern University Travel Health
http://bit.ly/2fwgPkV

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