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Health and Safety

At the University of Illinois, we place a high priority on the health and well-being of students and personnel; thus, we have sought to construct policies and procedures that serve this end.

The University of Illinois requires all students and personnel participating in international activities to complete relevant documentation with the Study Abroad Office and/or the Office of International Programs and Studies.

Additionally, the University of Illinois endorses and continues to learn from the recommendations of both the Forum on Education Abroad's Good Practices and the NAFSA Association of International Educators' Health and Safety Task Force findings: Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health and Safety. These documents represent the collective work of University Health and Safety staff, legal counsel, insurance representatives, study abroad experts, and risk analysts--both of which are based on current trends and practices and are reviewed regularly. These documents guide us at Illinois in developing best practices for study abroad planning and response.

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