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Student Health and Safety
GW partners with HTH Worldwide (HTH) to provide university travelers with health and safety assistance as well as evacuation services. HTH is also a resource for:
- Country-specific travel information
- Security and medical risk ratings and assessments
- Vaccination requirements
- Medical referrals
- Repatriation services
After completing the appropriate online application for work, research, or study abroad, students must print out an emergency contact card, which provides HTH’s emergency contact information. This card must be carried at all times while abroad.
GW requires students to secure sufficient health insurance coverage for the duration of their travel abroad. Students can fulfill this requirement in one of the following ways:
- Undergraduate students enrolled in a GW Office for Study Abroad program are automatically enrolled in health insurance coverage, either through their program provider or HTH. If you are enrolled in an Office for Study Abroad program and have a question about your health insurance coverage, please reach out to the Office for Study Abroad at email@example.com.
- Students who are not automatically enrolled in HTH health insurance through the GW Office for Study Abroad are eligible to purchase personal short-term international health insurance coverage through HTH. To purchase this coverage, please visit HTH’s website.