Has the State Department issued a heightened travel advisory for the country where you are considering traveling?
Current advisories available at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html
If a heightened travel advisory exists, you must be approved for travel by the Senior Staff at Williams. If you are approved, you and your parents will be required to sign and submit an additional travel waiver to the study away office.
Have you registered your visit with the local embassy?
To register your trip: http://travelregistration.state.gov
Registration by email (rather than in person), especially for volatile areas, is strongly encouraged.
Become familiar with specific health risks or concerns for the country or region you plan to visit.
Use the World Health Organization: http://www.who.org
Students traveling internationally on a Williams-approved program are required to register for International SOS. More information and instructions on registration are available on our website here.