Each situation has its own circumstances, but for starters, please consult our World Situation Frequently Asked Questions, which includes information about study abroad program cancellation and/or withdrawal. We do not operate our own programs in areas under a US Department of State travel warning. If students insist on participating in a program in an area under a travel warning, they and their parents must sign a waiver indicating they have been advised not to and absolve Duke of any responsibility for their safety.
Students should consult with their physicians, psychologists and counselors extensively regarding study abroad plans. They should also self disclose to the program administrators about their circumstances. This will allow the program administrators to appropriately assist the students. Students should also continue their prescribed medications while abroad, which may mean bringing a supply sufficient for the duration of their sojourn.