The faculty of the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) recognize the educational benefits of study, research and service abroad and, to the extent such experiences can be integrated into and coordinated with the schedules and demands of a student’s course of study, will encourage and facilitate such experiences to the extent possible.
Because of the risks to health and safety which may attend such experiences, every effort will be made to assure that the student is made aware of such risks and provided the opportunity to receive such information and preventive treatments (e.g. immunizations, prophylactic medication) as necessary to mitigate such risks. The faculty of the SPHHP also requires that the policies and procedures of the University at Buffalo and the State University of New York as pertain to international educational, research and/or service experiences be followed. This policy sets forth the requirements of the SPHHP for international student travel for the purpose of education, research and/or service under the auspices of the SPHHP.
Students traveling under the auspices of Study Abroad programs at the University at Buffalo are encouraged to be familiar with the provisions of the policy which are consistent with those of the Study Abroad Program. Those students will be expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the Study Abroad Program. While vacation travel, travel to educational or professional meetings and travel to cities in Canada are excluded from the provisions of this policy, the student may find the reminders and other information in the policy useful (e.g. regarding passports, safety and other precautions) as also, depending on the destination, the information contained on State Department links referenced in the policy. Regardless of the reason for travel, students are required to acquire health insurance coverage for travel abroad.
The student will:
This policy is subject to review and approval by the Executive and Planning Committee, SPHHP.
The director of the Office of Global Health Initiatives, together with department chairs and program directors, will have responsibility for administration of the policy.