2017 Health Information

Maintaining your health while overseas begins with proper planning and research before you depart. The following resources can help educate you about appropriate preventative measures prior to departure and during your travel abroad. Additionally, you should consult with a physician prior to your departure about your personal health and recommended vaccinations, immunizations, and other preventative medication.

U.S. Center for Disease Control Health Information

You can find out information about our destinations here:

Travel Medicine Providers

Please note that not all physicians are experts in the medical treatment needed for the area of the world to which you may be traveling. Carefully check the qualifications and expertise of your physician.  Sometimes your insurance will cover the cost of vaccinations.

The Office of Global Outreach recommends the following provider for complete travel medical advice and vaccinations:

1610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-7148

Many Walgreens, Costcos, and Walmarts also give regular vaccines.  


World Health Organization Health Information

International Travel and Health Guide is available free online, and provides vaccination recommendations specific to each country in the world. This resource also covers a wide range of topics including:

  1. Health risks and precautions
  2. Travel by air
  3. Environmental health risks
  4. Accidents, injuries and violence
  5. Infectious diseases
  6. Vaccine-preventable diseases
  7. Malaria
  8. Blood transfusions

Malaria Information

Malaria is a common disease in many of the countries our students serve.  It is largely preventable, but can be a significant disease. You should read the following information carefully.

WHO info on malaria

CDC FAQ's about malaria

CDC malaria home page

Suggested Vaccinations for all 2017 Destinations:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus-diphtheria
  • Measles
  • Chickenpox
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DPT) vaccine
  • Poliovirus vaccine