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Students on international programs should be aware that attitudes toward medical conditions, disabilities, and psychological conditions vary by culture and under the laws of the host countries. These differences impact the level of treatment and accommodation available abroad. Students should give serious consideration to their health and personal circumstances when accepting a place in a program and should consult with their physicians.

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Health Planning And Risks


The BOSP overseas staff are familiar with Stanford University’s safety and security policies. In addition, they keep a close watch on the situation in their specific location. Their knowledge of locale and long experience in hosting Stanford students overseas make them an excellent source of advice on behaviors you may want to avoid and situations in which you should be careful. Do not hesitate to call on them for information.

Safety Abroad