Health & Safety
How do we ensure your child is safe while abroad? At Queens we do everything possible to ensure a safe and healthy trip abroad.
First, your son/ daughter will be given information about the country he/she will travel to. This includes information from resources such as the Centers for Disease Control, the State Department, and valuable study abroad resources such as StudyAbroad.com. Students are required to have an appointment at the Health and Wellness center to discuss appropriate vaccinations and any health issues. Students are also provided with technical standards for their program or nonacademic standards for their time abroad. Every student on a JBIP trip will receive a comprehensive orientation packet from the JBIP office.
Second, Queens University of Charlotte provides insurance coverage for international travel through EIIA (http://www.eiia.org). Students are provided with information on what this insurance covers while abroad. Included is an emergency assistance coverage that provides an array of emergency medical and personal assistance services, including access to doctors, hospitals and pharmacies.
We ask every student and family to review this coverage and determine if it is enough for them personally. There are deductibles for all services and there is no travel insurance included (i.e. lost baggage, delay of flight).
Third, Queens provides students with an Emergency Response plan. This is a plan for students, faculty who travel with them, and for the campus in Charlotte. This plan allows twenty four hour access to a member of the Queens team in case the unforeseen happens. The plan will be detailed for students to understand who to call (international cell phones will be offered to all students at their own expense), where to meet with the group in case of accidental separation, and will allow professors to use the expertise provided at Queens to ensure that everything possible is done for a safe and health trip abroad.