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Money, Academics, Health, and Safety


For most students, study abroad costs about the same as studying at the University of Rochester. We’ve identified what you need to know about financing your study abroad trip on the following pages:

We also suggest checking out our scholarship page.


Before studying abroad, you must register for Study Abroad Status at Rochester and also register for courses abroad through the program or university.

Hajim students should check out the Hajim-approved study abroad courses by country or major when choosing their courses.

All students should read the applying credit page and speak to their department advisor about how to apply the credit you earned abroad.

Health and Safety

Before going abroad, students should read our health care guide for information on:

  • Travel immunizations
  • Health insurance
  • Medications
  • Your emotional health

All students should read the Checklist for Student Travelers for information on:

  • Research your destination
  • Apply for your passport and obtain any necessary visas
  • Book travel
  • Register travel
  • Pre-departure training
  • Review your health insurance
  • Visit a health professional
  • Review UR travel assistance services, provided by Mercer
  • Download the University's emergency contact numbers