Health and Safety Resources
Health and safety are our highest concerns for all KSC study abroad participants. Before departure, we help prepare students for their time away from KSC addressing such topics as health awareness, cultural difference and adaptation, and academic and social support services. Our goal is for each student to have a safe and rewarding study away experience. The Global Education Office staff also monitors the world situation closely, maintains a Crisis Management Plan, and urges parents and students to be diligent and self-aware.
While more detailed general health and safety preparation information can be found in the Study Away Handbook, which is given to all students 2-4 months before departure here are a few useful resources for your reference. We encourage you to support and guide your student through the preparation stages, while at the same time realizing that the student will need to be responsible for his or her welfare abroad.
Safety Information and Resources of Global Travel:
- Mobility International: for differently-abled students studying abroad
- U.S. State Department Country-Specific Information
- U.S. State Department Safety Tips for Traveling and Living Abroad
- U.S. State Department Health Tips for Traveling and Living Abroad
- U.S. CDC (Center for Disease Control) Travel Information
- General Travel Tips: Lonely Planet
- Travel Health Online
- World Health Organization (WHO)
Important KSC Contacts for Study Away
There is a saying in the field of international education that “it takes a campus to make study away happen.” In many ways this is true, since many offices, departments and individuals collaborate to make study away possible for KSC students. From professors to housing, from financial aid to the registrar, and others, study away at Keene State College is truly embraced by the entire campus. Please feel free to contact us with questions.
While the Global Education Office is the center of study away at Keene State College, some of the other offices useful to you and your son/daughter are below.
For questions about study away billing and payments, please contact:
KSC Student Accounts Office
800-572-1909 or 603-358-2263
KSC Financial Aid Office
800-572-1909 or 603-358-2280
KSC Residential Life and Housing Services
Housing Information & Questions: 603-358-2339