International Education courses are temporarily on hold, due to COVID-19 concerns. The information below is for use when courses are offered at some point in the future. Below are details about the program in general, which may change in time.
The three- or four-credit International Education courses begin in either the fall or spring semester, with travel occurring over winter, spring and summer breaks. Details about these courses are on Banner:
Each student on an international trip must have a valid passport.
Consider getting travel insurance in case you need to cancel the trip, lose luggage or have other emergency circumstances. This is different from medical insurance, which is included in college trip costs.
InsureMyTrip and SquareMouth are travel insurance price comparison sites. Some insurers recommend buying travel insurance within 10 to 30 days of making your first payment for the trip, usually to cover pre-existing conditions.
Faculty and students can opt to receive travel warnings and travel alerts by enrolling in the U.S. Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):
This site offers travel safety information:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control lists information about health conditions in various countries, and recommendations for disease prevention. Search for a country with this link:
Check with your personal physician about possible immunizations needed for your trip. Immunizations are often available at county Public Health offices. Ask about their fees in advance, to know what might be covered by health insurance.
Saratoga Hospital in Malta offers immunizations that might be difficult to obtain from local county public health offices:
Students going on International Education trips pay a small fee to purchase medical insurance for the trip, in case of illness or injury on the trip. More information:
Don't wait to investigate scholarship funds for international education courses. Some applications are due in September!