Upon arrival in Cheltenham, you will attend a detailed orientation that covers important tips and instructions about staying safe and healthy while living in England.

Cheltenham has a number of high-quality medical facilities and the BCA Study Abroad staff will provide you with a full list of clinic names and phone numbers during orientation. The University of Gloucestershire also has a campus health center that you can visit.

Our on-site resident director and staff are available to you 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.

Obtaining Medical Services in Cheltenham

You may visit the campus doctor and health center for medical services.

Staying Safe

While you are abroad it’s important to follow the same common-sense safety precautions that you follow at home: never walk alone at night, keep doors locked, don’t allow strangers into your housing, and never leave bags or backpacks unattended.