Safety, Security & Health

Information and Resources

Call BGSU Falcon Health Center to schedule a TravelMed appointment to learn about important medical information related to your study abroad program location: 419-372-2271

Visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Review the CDC’s recommendations for safe and healthy travel.

Visit the World Health Organization (WHO) website.


Safety and Security

Use the following links to learn more about safety and security abroad.

Bowling Green State University Emergency Response Plan for Education Abroad Participants (PDF) : Outlines the specific procedures for responding to an emergency involving Bowling Green State University Education Abroad Participants.

U.S. Department of State : Offers a consular information web page site for every country in the world and current travel warnings. Also a great resource for international educational and cultural affairs, including information about living abroad.

Tips for Student Travelers : An excellent website from the Department of State designed specifically for students who plan to travel and/or study abroad. Among other things, the site includes information about safety abroad and medical insurance for traveling abroad.

The Electronic Embassy : The Electronic Embassy links the staffs and resources of the Washington D.C. embassy community to their constituencies in business and industry, education, the press and government.

Passports and Visas: We strongly recommend that you apply for a U.S. passport once you have applied to a study abroad program. Even if you are not accepted into your program, the investment in a passport is a good one.