Health & Safety

Upon arrival in Athens you will attend a detailed orientation that includes a session on staying safe and healthy while living in Greece.

Travel and Medical Assistance

Student safety is a priority for BCA. We provide all students with membership in On Call International, a leading travel and medical assistance company. On Call services include emergency evacuation, security advice, medical assistance (such as prescription advice or referrals to English-speaking doctors) and medical payment guarantee.

To help ensure that you remain healthy while abroad, BCA requires all students to have major medical insurance coverage. All BCA-CYA Athens students receive an ISIC card which offers supplementary medical coverage. CYA offers some additional hospitalization coverage. We are happy to provide names of companies that offer reasonably priced health insurance coverage for study abroad students.

Staying Safe

While you are abroad, it is important to follow the same common-sense safety precautions that you follow at home: avoid demonstrations and riots, never walk alone at night, keep doors locked, do not allow strangers into your housing, and never leave bags or backpacks unattended. We strongly urge all students to read the U.S. Department of State’s information regarding travel to Greece