If you are currently taking any medication prescribed by a doctor and your doctor has ascertained that you may need to continue taking it while abroad, be certain that you have a copy of the prescription with you indicating the generic name of the drug (not the U.S. brand name) and information concerning the use of the medication. In any case, bring enough to last through your stay as it may be difficult or impossible to renew the prescription. We also require that chronic and persistent health problems be attended to before leaving.
Counseling services are available in most European sites abroad (though to a limited extent), but are not provided for by the Schools Abroad. Counseling services in Africa, the Middle East and Russia and at some sites in China and Latin America are non-existent.
The student is responsible for all expenses related to on-going medication. Depending on the circumstances, HTH Worldwide Insurance may cover some counseling services.