Health and Safety

In all situations abroad, it will take you a while to figure out who’s who. At home you can tell pretty quickly if a new acquaintance is someone you want to get to know better or can trust, or if this new acquaintance spells trouble. When you are in another country you will lack the cultural background needed to make these determinations and may miss some signals, especially at the beginning of your stay.

In other words, use common sense. As a foreign student, you should take the same precautions you would in any city, anywhere in the world, for example, use the “buddy system”, and even if no one is driving, have a designated sober person who makes sure everybody gets home safely after a night out.  During orientation, we will address the issue of security in greater depth.  Middlebury does not permit students to travel, even independently and even while on break, to areas under a State Department Warning while enrolled in the program abroad.

In this section you will find information on the following:

Hospitals and Medical Services

Psychological Health and Counseling

Sexual Assault and Harassment

Staying Safe

Please refer to the Middlebury Schools Abroad Health & Safety policies if you have questions about the following topics:

    • Disabilities and Study Abroad
    • Diversity Abroad
    • LGBTQ Study Abroad Information
    • Staying Safe Abroad
    • Emergencies

or the full M-CMRS Health & Safety Policy if you have additional concerns.