Accommodation Requirements While Abroad
Each semester Syracuse Abroad has students in our programs with medical and health requirements. You will have the opportunity to notify the Syracuse Abroad Assistant Director, Student Services by completing your post acceptance Medical History online questionnaire. The Assistant Director, Student Services 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 Syracuse Abroad Medical History 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, Syracuse 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.
A voluntary disclosure questionnaire, the Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, is among your post acceptance materials. Students who wish to inform Syracuse Abroad of disabilities and request accommodations should follow the instructions for submitting proper documentation, located on the questionnaire.
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 315-443-1371 (TDD/TTY). For more information regarding study abroad and disabilities, consult Mobility International USA .
If you have a learning disability, we ask you to document your disability and let Syracuse Abroad know well in advance that you may need accommodation. Students who wish to inform Syracuse Abroad of their learning disabilities and request accommodations should complete the Accommodations for Students with Disabilities questionnaire, available with your post-acceptance materials in OrangeAbroad.
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 315-443-1371 (TDD/TTY).
Adjusting to a new culture may cause some stress, but the Syracuse Abroad Assistant Director, Student Services is eager to work with you along with center staff in providing available assistance with wellness-related concerns while overseas.
In order to be sure you are set for a safe and enriching environment abroad, we would like to be informed about medical and emotional conditions you may have, but the decision is yours. We encourage you to include this information when completing the Syracuse Abroad Medical History form in your post acceptance materials online, which is submitted to the Syracuse Abroad Assistant Director, Student Services. Please consult with your practitioner before you travel abroad if you have any concerns.