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Academics, Health, and Safety


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.

Students are required to have an officially declared major prior to studying abroad during the academic year. Details about the process can be found here.

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

Students traveling with severe allergies should browse the following websites: