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Health & Safety Requirements

All U-M students travelling internationally via U-M programs are required to complete certain requirements to ensure their health and safety while abroad. Please review the following information so that you understand the requirements as well as the resources U-M provides to support your health and safety in your experience abroad. Note that all requirements are completed within your program's M-Compass application. Do not open a separate registry (Internship/Work Abroad, Volunteer/Community Service Abroad, Research Abroad, Academic/Study Abroad) for your LSA Global Opportunity.

U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance (GeoBlue Insurance)

All students participating in LSA Global Opportunities will be required to purchase U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance for the entire duration of their internships abroad. Students are individually responsible for purchasing this plan--LSA Global Opportunities does not purchase it for you. Umich login is required in order to purchase the insurance, so the student must be the one to purchase the insurance; parents cannot purchase the insurance on behalf of the student. Students will be required to upload proof of enrollment in the insurance plan to the M-Compass application after confirming an internship placement and prior to departing for the internship. Please note that enrollment in the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance is required and no other types of insurance may substitute it. More information about the insurance, including how to purchase it, can be found through University Health Service.

Itinerary Record

In order for U-M to know where students, staff, and faculty are while abroad so that they can contact them, and, if necessary, extract them, in case of emergency, individuals travelling abroad on U-M programs must create an itinerary record in M-Compass. You will be asked to create an itinerary record on your application showing the city and country of your internship location and the dates that you will be interning. In order to find the place where you will add this registry, you will access your M-Compass application for the LSA Global Opportunity program you are participating in. The button will be in the left-hand column of the application after your M-Compass application has been changed to “Confirmed” status. Please note that the itinerary record is created through your application. Do not open a separate registry (Internship/Work Abroad, Volunteer/Community Service Abroad, Research Abroad, Academic/Study Abroad) for your LSA Global Opportunity.

Host Country Contact Information Form

In order for U-M to be able to contact students, staff, and faculty in case of emergency, individuals travelling abroad on U-M programs must provide contact information in M-Compass. For LSA Global Opportunities, this is done by completing the Host Country Contact Information form, which asks you where you will be staying and how we can contact you while you are abroad.

Passport

You will be required to upload a picture of your current, non-expired passport to M-Compass prior to departing for your internship.

Side Trips

If you are participating in any personal/leisure travel before, during, or after your internship, it is required that you register these as “Side Trips.” Registering side trip travel allows U-M emergency responders to be able to locate and contact you in the event of an emergency. There is a Signature Document that you must sign as a part of your LSA Global Opportunity application to acknowledge that you have registered all of your side trips in M-Compass. The Signature Document includes a link to register a new Side Trip.

LSA Online Health & Safety Orientation

All U-M students travelling abroad through LSA programs are required to complete the LSA Online Health & Safety Orientation prior to departure. This orientation provides you with invaluable information about how to keep yourself healthy and safe while abroad. A link from your LSA Global Opportunity application will take you to the orientation. You must complete and pass the orientation in order to receive credit. A staff member in CGIS will mark that you have completed it on your LSA Global Opportunity application within a couple of weeks of the time that you take the course.

Other Pre-Departure Requirements

Through your M-Compass application, you will also be required to sign a Participation Agreement for International Travel Experience acknowledging the risks of travel abroad through a U-M program, read an LSA Global Experience Resources learning content item about the health and safety resources available to you, and complete a Student Experience Abroad questionnaire about whether you will be receiving credit for your experience (this questionnaire is collected purely for reporting purposes).