Syracuse University

Medical and Health Requirements

Accomodation Requirements While Abroad

WroclawEach semester SU Abroad has students in our programs with medical and health requirements. You will have the opportunity to notify the SU Abroad Case Manager by completing your post acceptance form: SU Abroad Medical History – Accommodations Request. The Case Manager will work with you directly on ensuring you are adequately prepared prior to departure. The staff and center cannot provide accommodations, whether medical, dietary, or academic unless notified in advance. While the SU Abroad Medical History – Accommodations Request form is voluntary, we invite you to communicate specific conditions. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with accommodations as much as we are able.


Diets and Allergies

If you will be living in a homestay in Chile, France, Italy, or Spain, SU Abroad needs to know about anything that may affect your living arrangements—for example, allergies to pets or cigarette smoke, or special diets (salt-free, vegetarian, kosher). Though not all dietary needs can be fully met, the staff will make an effort to accommodate them when possible.

It is not always possible to provide households that are fully vegetarian or totally smoke-free. Whenever you can, you should be prepared to be flexible.

Disabilities

A voluntary disclosure form, part of the SU Abroad Medical History – Accommodations Request is among your post-acceptance materials. Students who wish to inform SU Abroad of disabilities and request accommodations should complete this form and submit directly to the SU Abroad Case Manager. Instructions for submission are located on the form.

For more information about university services to assist students with disabilities, students should contact the director of the Office of Disability Services, at 315-443-4498 (voice) or 315-443-1372 (TDD/TTY). For more information regarding study abroad and disabilities, consult Mobility International USA.

Learning Disabilities

If you have a learning disability, we ask you to document your disability and let SU Abroad know well in advance that you may need accommodation. Students who wish to inform SU Abroad of their learning disabilities and request accommodations should fill out part B of SU Abroad Medical History – Accommodations Request, available with your post-acceptance materials, and return it to the SUA Case Manager.

For more information about university services to assist students with learning disabilities, contact the director of the Office of Disability Services, at 315-443-4498 (voice) or 315-443-1372 (TDD/TTY).

Medical/Emotional Conditions
In order to be sure you are set for a safe and enriching environment abroad, we would like to be informed about special medical conditions, such as diabetes or epilepsy, or eating disorders and emotional problems—but the decision is yours. We encourage you to include this information when completing the SU Abroad Medical History-Accommodations Request in your post acceptance materials online. Please consult with your personal physician before you travel abroad if you have a medical concern.

Please be aware that adjusting to an overseas lifestyle may cause some stress, but the SU Abroad Case Manager is eager to work with you along with center staff in providing available assistance with wellness-related concerns while overseas.