Purchase your Guard.Me Insurance through the VIU portal: https://www.guard.me/viuoutbound
Your health and safety are important to us. By completing this section you help us to understand any health or
accommodation issues that we should take into consideration before you go abroad. This information will help
us plan for any supports you may need, or anticipate any potential difficulties that you may encounter abroad.
The information you provide in this section will be used as a guide and will only preculde participation if essential care is not available
at the foreign site or if appropriate accommodations cannot be made by the partner institution or on the field school.
The pressures of living and studying in a foreign country are considerable. Even mild physical and mental health issues
can be exacerbated by local conditions, the stress of cultural adjustment, and differences in medical practices.
In some countries, sanitation and medical facilities may be inferior to those enjoyed in Canada, and medical attention
may be hours or days away.
Should you develop a health problem between the time you complete this form and begin the overseas program, promptly
notify the Education Abroad Manager (Jennifer.Sills@viu.ca or 250-740-6312) since your out-of-country medical insurance
may no longer cover you.