University of the Pacific
Bechtel International Center
Stockton, CA 95211
(209) 946-2246
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Health & Safety Information

Student health and safety is always of primary importance at Pacific.  International Programs and Services (IPS) strives to minimize the risk associated with international travel by providing students with information and recommendations about education abroad programs as well as destinations throughout the advising process and during pre-departure orientation.  As for countries to which Pacificans can travel on approved programs, IPS relies on guidance from the U.S. Department of State via its Alerts and Warnings webpage.  IPS does not support travel to countries with travel warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State (DOS).

Furthermore, IPS shares with students government websites directed specifically at education abroad participants and international travelers, such as the DOS Students Abroad site and Traveler Checklist, as well as the CDC Traveler Health ToolThe Department of State Consular Affairs maintains the “Your Health Abroad” website with various guidance and considerations for medical emergencies.Travelers may call TSA Cares, a help line to assist travelers with medical conditions, toll free at 1-855-787-2227. TSA Cares help line hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Eastern Time and weekends and holidays 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Calls should be placed at least 72 hours before travel.Students are also encouraged to enroll in the DOS Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and Chubb's Travel Assistance Program.  Education abroad participants are then provided with even more information upon arrival in the host country by staff from partner institutions or third-party providers.  

Prior to departure, IPS also recommends that before students print out the Emergency Card found here. Fill it in, leave a copy with your U.S. emergency contacts,  leave a copy with your abroad emergency contacts, and keep a copy with you at all times while abroad.   

University of the Pacific Education Abroad Application Portal