General Health and Safety Abroad

Loyola Marymount University Study Abroad programs offer an exciting opportunity for learning and cultural exchange. With the number of students studying abroad expected to increase, as well as expand geographically, it is very important for students to be prepared to negotiate cultures and environments that may differ vastly from their own. Moreover, some cultural/environmental differences abroad may contribute to an increased risk of illness or injury, such as climate extremes, the presence of certain insect vectors, inadequate sanitation, or poorly lit roads. This risk is especially so if travel is to developing regions of the world and for a period of several weeks or months.

LMU Study Abroad/Overseas Safety Policy

LMU is committed to the promotion of study abroad programs as a component of the whole person and development of cultural awareness of our students. Studying in another country is a valuable means of personal development and growth. We make every attempt to assess the safety of our students who study abroad. To that end, students, parents, and program faculty and staff should be aware of both normal and customary safety precautions as well as those specific concerns relating to the location of the program.

For additional LMU Health and Safety information visit: 

Student Health Services

Student Psychological Services