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- For your family
- Incoming Exchange Students
CGIS strongly encourages students to self-disclose health and dietary information to faculty leaders and on-site staff. This includes mental health concerns, allergies, medications, dietary preferences or restrictions, physical disabilities, and so on. Any information that is disclosed will be treated confidentially.
Dietary Restrictions and/or Allergies
Student should disclose any special dietary restrictions or allergies to faculty leaders and on-site program staff as soon as possible so accommodations can be made in advance. While on site, be prepared to discuss special accommodations with your host family or housing coordinators.
Students are strongly encouraged to disclose their health concerns (including mental health) to both faculty leaders and on-site program staff. It is in your best interests to share this information, which will remain confidential unless the information needs to be shared with need-to-know staff in the event of an emergency.
Students who receive accommodations at UM can receive the same or similar accommodations abroad, with some preparation. To learn more about that process and who needs to receive your disability documentation, please check out our Disabilities and Accommodations page.