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International Travel Preparation, Safety, & Wellness

2nd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Whether you've traveled before or not, living and working overseas can be challenging. Learn how best to prepare and make the most of your time internationally.
Prepares students who aim to work and live overseas. Explores the epidemiology of common morbidity and mortality among travelers. Examines key prevention, safety, and travel medicine principles and services to contextualize risks and maintain wellness. Reviews applicable interventions, appropriate vaccines, and personal protection methods to prepare students to respond to expected and unexpected situations. Assists students with personal preparations for travel through country-specific assignments. Challenges students to examine travel health and safety priorities through case studies and discussions.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Determine what resources and services (visas, consular services, insurance, travel assistance etc.) are required for international travel and work and understand when to engage them
  2. Locate and evaluate resources for identifying region-specific health concerns, required immunizations, and travel medicine services
  3. Practice safe travel protocols, including registering with your embassy, understanding different organizations' evacuation plans, and traveling in groups
  4. Create a travel plan using knowledge of risks, preventive measures, and interventions as applied to a country
  5. Examine ethical dilemmas in global health field experiences
  6. Define cultural competence and consider the impact of cultural differences on overseas experiences
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 30% Quizzes
  • 20% Discussion Board
  • 40% Reflection
  • 10% Participation