Health & Safety

Webster University makes the health and safety of our students its top priority. The information and links on this page will provide you with useful information regarding our health and safety preparation.

Pre-departure Orientation

Two to four months before traveling abroad, all Webster students participate in a required study abroad pre-departure orientation program. This program introduces students to useful information on adjusting to a new environment overseas, as well as practical information on health and safety matters overseas.

All visiting students are mailed the same pre-departure materials, which include country-specific information as well as materials on health and safety matters abroad. Visiting students are also invited to attend the pre-departure programs if they are in the metro St. Louis area.

On-site Orientation

Once overseas, all students take part in an on-site orientation program. Among other things, students are introduced to their local surroundings and given thorough information on how to contact a Webster staff member in the event of an emergency. Health and safety issues are discussed throughout the program.