Immunizations and Health

Recommended immunizations will vary by country. A general outline of required and recommended vaccinations by country are available via the CDC and WHO websites.  Some vaccinations must be administered several weeks prior to departure, so please schedule an appointment with your physician or travel clinic as soon as you are accepted into a course.

CDC Travel Website:
WHO Vaccine Information:

Insurance Coverage

Students enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan are covered at the out-of-network level of benefits and are responsible for all applicable copays, coinsurance, and deductibles that may apply. Information regarding coverage while traveling outside the U.S. can be found here:

It is recommended that students familiarize themselves with their benefits before traveling. If your insurance coverage is held with an insurance provider other than the Harvard Student Health Insurance Plan, please contact your insurance provider regarding insurance coverage while traveling outside the U.S.