TRAVEL CONSULTATION

Individual Travel Consultations are a critical step in preparation for a safe travel experience. To begin your travel consultation, call Student Health at (573) 341-4284 to schedule your appointment. You will then be given an online travel questionnaire to complete as soon as possible before your appointment. 

Walk-in travel appointments will not be accepted due to the amount of research that must take place prior to your travel consultation.

Students scheduling a travel consult for study abroad must complete a two-step health clearance process.  These health clearances may be completed at Student Health Services by appointment only or by a health care provider of your choice.  Step 1 is the General Health Clearance and should be completed as soon as possible when applying to study abroad and must be completed prior to the study abroad application deadline.  Step 2 is the Pre-Departure Health Clearance which must be completed within approximately 3 months of departure.   Please print, complete the top portion of the health clearance form(s) and bring with you to your appointment at Student Health Services or to your health care provider if you are scheduling the health clearance with them.  The health clearance forms are located in your Global Miners account.

If you are studying abroad and need enrollment information regarding travel insurance through GeoBlue, please go to the Student Health Insurance Services page.

If you see a health care provider for any ongoing condition, we recommend that provider complete the Specialist Report indicating that your condition is stable and/or any special considerations or treatment you may need while abroad.  This form is located in your Global Miners account.

Group travel (e.g. Engineers Without Borders, Miner Challenge, etc.) require a conference with the team leader or advisor in addition to Individual Travel Consultations. Trip leads or advisors can contact brumbles@mst.edu to schedule a meeting.

 

VACCINATION INFORMATION

Vaccinations are a key component in your travel planning. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) advise that ALL travelers are up to date on routinely recommended vaccines, including but not limited to:

  1. MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  2. Polio
  3. Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) – every 10 years
  4. Varicella (Chickenpox) 2 doses, typically given ages 1 and 5
  5. Yearly Influenza vaccine 
  6. Hepatitis A2 doses, typically given between age 1 and 2
  7. Hepatitis B 3 doses, typically started at birth
  8. Meningitis
  9. COVID-19

Some destinations may require or recommend:

  1. Typhoid Vaccine 
  2. Yellow Fever Vaccine
  3. Malaria Medication
  4. COVID-19 vaccination(s)

Some of the vaccines and medications must be started weeks prior to your travel.  It is critical that you start this process as early as possible. Please make an appointment with Student Health as soon as you know your travel plans.

Please visit the CDC and the U.S. Department of State websites for the most up to date information for travelers for the area you will be visiting.

Travelers should also review the CDC website for travel during Covid-19:  International travelers click here.  Domestic travelers click here.