Health & Safety

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

Brussels has a number of high-quality medical facilities, and Vesalius University will provide you with a list of clinic names and phone numbers during orientation.

University staff in the international office is available whenever you need medical or any other type of assistance.

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. We are happy to provide names of companies that offer reasonably priced 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: 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 Belgium.