University of Delaware

Institute for Global Studies

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Medical Care

In order to take full advantage of your stay in the United States, it is recommended that you are in suitable condition to handle frequent traveling in hot and humid weather. If you are a person with a disability and/or are unable to participate in program activities, please let us know as soon as possible so we can work with you to develop an adjusted program plan.

Please note that physical or other challenges will not disqualify you from the program

If you are using any medication on a daily basis, we advise you to check with your doctor prior to your departure. Please bring an adequate supply of any prescription medicines you may need, and take them along with you aboard your aircraft in case your checked luggage is delayed. You should have a current written prescription IN ENGLISH for any unusual or controlled drugs you may require. If you use contact lenses or glasses, please make sure to bring an extra pair.

You will be provided essential health coverage. Upon your arrival, you will be issued a health insurance card that will be valid during your stay with the Institute. Should you need to see a doctor, however, there will be a co-pay that you will need to provide at the time of service. The insurance covers all accidents, illnesses, and emergencies. You may also wish to purchase additional private insurance.

UD program staff will assist you in locating health care providers should you need care during your participation in the Institute.


This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by the University of Delaware.


  • Institute for Global Studies  •   Elliott Hall, 26 East Main Street  •   Newark, DE 19716  •   USA
    Phone: ++1 (302) 831-2852  •   Fax: ++1 (302) 831-6042  •   © 2011