Health & Immunization Information
Information on immunizations for upcoming cross-cultural programs are posted on each program description page. Cross-cultural participants should be aware that some immunizations cannot be given together and may require at least four weeks between injections, so the process should begin with sufficient time. Students and leader(s) may arrange for immunizations through EMU Health Services at a minimal cost.
Each student must complete the Health History & Emergency Information form. The form includes emergency contacts, health insurance verification & policy number, letter or documentation from insurance provider indicating coverage overseas, family doctor, health history including mental health, and a medical permission statement. An immunization record is provided here for reference, but students will receive a form with immunization requirements for their specific program destinations. A copy of these forms will accompany the Cross-cultural leaders and the originals will be filed at EMU.
All students participating in a cross-cultural seminar must be covered by an insurance policy during the seminar. Note that the ‘Health History & Emergency Information’ form requires a letter from the student’s insurance company confirming international coverage. The EMU Student Health Plan is recommended if the student is not covered by another policy. More information on student insurance is available from the Business Office.
EMU is insured by MEDEX which operates a twenty-four hour, seven days a week, toll-free emergency assistance service. MEDEX provides assistance in locating the nearest, most appropriate medical care, in making emergency contacts, stolen documents, emergency transfer of funds and many other services in the event of serious travel difficulties. An EMU identification card, list of services and contact phone numbers are available through the Cross-cultural Programs Office.