As a participant in JWU’s Study Abroad program you are given a truly unique opportunity to experience the world from a wholly different perspective. With this incredible opportunity, however, come a number of serious responsibilities.

First and foremost, you have to assume responsibility for all the elements necessary for your personal preparation for the program and participate fully in orientations. In addition,

  • You should conduct your own research on the country or countries that you plan to visit with particular emphasis on health and safety concerns, as well as the social, cultural, religious and political situations.
  • You need to share any important physical and mental health information with the Study Abroad Office so they can assist you in planning a safe and healthy study abroad experience.
  • You need to understand the JWU Study Abroad insurance coverage and abide by any conditions imposed by the carriers.
  • You need to inform your parents, guardians, families or any others who may need to know about your participation in a study abroad program, and provide them with emergency contact information, and periodically let them know that you are safe.
  • You need to understand and comply with the terms of participation, codes of conduct, and emergency procedures of the program.
  • You need to promptly express any health or safety concerns to the program staff or other appropriate individuals before and/or during the program.
  • You must accept responsibility for your own actions.
  • You must obey host-country laws.
  • You must behave in a manner that is respectful of the rights and well-being of others, and encourage others to behave in a similar manner.
  • You must avoid illegal drugs and excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol.
  • You need to follow the program’s policies for keeping program staff informed of your whereabouts and well being.
  • You need to be familiar with the procedures for obtaining emergency health and legal system services in the host country.