Health & Safety

As an international student, you should take the same precautions you would in any large city, anywhere in the world.  During orientation, we will address the issue of security in greater depth.  For more information about general conditions in Brazil, you can also see the State Department information page.  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.

For safety reasons, you are expected to have a local number and keep your phone charged at all times.  The cost of this has been accounted for in your estimated personal expenses.

Allergies & Accommodations
Health & Security Insurance
Medical Facilities
Mental Health
Sexual Assault & Harassment
Staying Safe in Brazil