One of the many items on your checklists before going abroad should be purchasing the required travel insurance and making sure you are able to stay safe and healthy while being away from home. Through the University of Michigan, you can purchase overseas medical insurance, whether you are traveling with a University program, an outside program, or just for leisure. The plan is cheap and can ensure that you are covered in case of an emergency or health situation while you’re abroad.
In addition to insurance, here are a few other ways to make sure you stay safe while abroad:
•Have a travel buddy to explore new places abroad that you can trust. This doesn’t exclude you from meeting new people, rather it ensures that you don’t venture off alone. Having a friend watch your back is always nice and two heads are better than one!
•Check travel warnings before you leave and take precautions in countries labeled as having a significant level of risk. You can be better prepared for your trip by doing this before you leave!
Contributed by Anastasia Tkach