Allergies & Dietary Restrictions

Be sure to communicate any sort of allergies you may have (to medications, foods, animals, insect bites, etc) and the steps needed to remedy it to your program provider. This is usually done on a program Health Disclosure form or on a Housing Form. Be sure to pack a full supply of prescription and non-prescription allergy medications, including an EpiPen if your doctor has recommended it, with you that will last for the duration of your time abroad.

We also suggest that you write down the words in the local language explaining your food allergy or dietary restrictions to show to locals (at restaurants, etc) to help prevent eating something that might make you ill.