In spite of the tremendous benefits of a well-planned off-campus study program, we recognize that our world, though "smaller" through the advancement of travel, is no safer. Through discussions and pre-departure orientation programs, we encourage students to play an important role in their own safety through the day-to-day decisions that they make.
We also share State Department's advisories and warnings with parents and request that they become partners with us in our continuing concern for the safety of our students.
Be aware that many students participating in OCS programs, particularly in developing countries, may require vaccinations and/or medications. Students are encouraged to consult the Health Services office at Kenyon or other medical professionals as soon as possible, as some vaccines are given over an extended period of time and/or must be special ordered. More information on travel health is also available online through the Centers for Disease Control Travel website.