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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.

Health Insurance and Travel Risk Management Program

BCA provides international health insurance and emergency evacuation services for all summer, semester and year students through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). CISI has chosen top-notch assistance providers who can offer unmatched global expertise and highly skilled multilingual staff to ensure our students have access to immediate high quality support in the event of a medical or security emergency. CISI has doctors and translators on staff, providing toll-free, 24/7 worldwide access to benefits, providers, and emergency assistance for everything from a lost passport to an emergency evacuation.

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 theĀ U.S. Department of State’s information regarding travel to Belgium.