Resources on Safety Abroad
The following information on health and safety abroad has been compiled from a variety of existing resources. The content was not produced—nor is it endorsed by—the UF Center for Latin American Studies and the Tropical Conservation and Development Program. Use any advice or recommendations as you see fit.
- The UF International Center (UFIC) offers various types of support and resources, including travel information, and travel links. They also manage registration for TeamAssist Emergency Assistance Program. If you face an emergency and need to contact UF, the UFIC is a first point of contact.
- The US State Department issues Current Travel Warnings and lists information for US embassies abroad. You also have the option to register your travel or residence abroad.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Health Information, including recommended vaccines.
- SAFETI (Safety Abroad First—Educational Travel Information).
- UF Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department power point presentation about Safety.
- Field safety document from UC Berkeley.
- The NAFSA Association of International Educators website.
- Book Where There is No Doctor. It costs $15 at amazon.com, and seems to be available in Spanish for $18. It is available for FREE online in Portuguese (African Portuguese translation).
- Article in the Gainesville Sun: Safety, a focus for students abroad.