Students are advised to consult their primary care physician about this study abroad program and any
health-related conditions or concerns.
Additional information may be forthcoming, so please check this site regularly.
Recommended Immunizations and Vaccinations*:
Students should make sure that they are current on routine immunizations such as these:
The following vaccinations are recommended for travel to Thailand:
Anti-Malaria medication (may be considered)
*Source of information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Check out: CDC-Thailand)Students
should also visit the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention" (CDC) website for
health and travel information for Thailand. Click here to be taken to CDC website ---> CDC
guides, such as "Lonely Planet" (Thailand) contain valuable information
about health (and other travel issues).
Be Careful about Food and Water*
Diseases from food and water are the leading cause of illness in travelers. Follow these tips for safe eating and drinking:
your hands often with soap and water, especially before eating. If
soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand gel (with
at least 60% alcohol).
- Drink only bottled or boiled water, or
carbonated (bubbly) drinks in cans or bottles. Avoid tap water,
fountain drinks, and ice cubes.
- Do not eat food purchased from street vendors.
- Make sure food is fully cooked.
- Avoid dairy products, unless you know they have been pasteurized.
*Source of this information is the CDC.