All students, staff and faculty planning international travel should take the initiative to learn about their host country and take reasonable precautions to ensure they stay healthy and safe. This includes visiting a travel clinic or consulting with your own doctor about any preventative measures you can take.
Western encourages all Canadian Citizens to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) while abroad. For other nationalities, please consult your home country's consular services.
Students participating in international learning experiences can receive more detailed travel health and safety advice during pre-departure orientation sessions.
For students participating in global health initiatives abroad, the Office of Global Health at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry also offers a number of specific resources and pre-departure training sessions.