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Medical Concerns – Students

The University requires all students participating in Global Field Course to be covered by appropriate medical insurance. During the pre-departure orientation, students are directed to contact their insurance provider to determine the carrier’s provisions for care overseas and the procedures to be followed should medical treatment become necessary. Students are required to furnish the name of their health insurance company on the Health Information/Emergency Contact form. Faculty should have copies of this information with them during the course of the study tour.

**Students must provide evidence of medical insurance that includes medical evacuation and repatriation of remains coverage. 

Students are advised to review their Eastern Student Medical Policy for coverage while on the GFC. In addition to the required medical insurance, all students participating in course abroad programs are required to enroll in supplementary medical evacuation and repatriation of remains insurance, with minimum coverage levels of $25,000 and $7,500 respectively.

Cancellation by Eastern due to Safety Concerns

The Vice President for Academic Affairs in consultation with the appropriate dean and faculty member may decide to either re-route or cancel a Global Field Course program if an international destination location is determined to be unsafe for student and faculty travel. Resources to be used in monitoring situations and formulating recommendations include the Consular Information Sheets, Travel Advisories and Travel Warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State, newspaper reports, and independent travel advisory companies.

If Eastern cancels a program because of safety concerns, students will be provided a full refund of all travel and course fees paid and any cancellation penalties imposed by travel service providers will be absorbed by the University.