Health & Safety

BCA is always concerned with the safety and well being of our students. The predeparture information shared with students includes information about safety and health care available on site.

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 Dunedin

If you become ill, you can go to the student health service for University of Otago students. If you become sick or hurt after hours, you can contact the Dunedin Urgent Doctors and Accident Centre.

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.