Medical Review Process
SIT Study Abroad is committed to the health and safety of all our program participants. Through our years of experience, we have found that preparation, prevention and communication are key to keeping students healthy and safe.
Prior to departure, all students must submit a medical form, which will be reviewed by our health team. All questions must be answered, and materials must be submitted on time.
Medical Form (PDF)
We strongly encourage all students to fully disclose their medical history so that we can prepare them properly for their experience, make arrangements for any special accommodations for students if necessary, and in some cases, assess whether there may be any medical reasons that a student should consider another program.
This information will be kept confidential and will be provided to our Academic Directors in country as necessary, so that our program staff will know students' medical history in case of an emergency. A member of our staff may contact students to discuss program realities and to clarify expectations for our program staff and for the student.
Please note that failure to disclose complete and accurate information on the medical form can result in dismissal from the program.
SIT Study Abroad aims to facilitate an accessible educational experience for students with disabilities and to serve as a resource to all members of the academic community in furthering this goal. Students with disabilities (including physical, learning, or other types of disabilities which have been diagnosed by a qualified professional) should contact the SIT Disability Support Services office as soon as possible to discuss their needs and to obtain information about accommodations. Each situation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and every effort is made to work collaboratively with qualified students to facilitate an accommodation. In-country conditions and resources do vary by site, however, and specific program locations have limited accessibility.
Students seeking accommodations are asked to provide the following:
- A written request for specific accommodations signed by the student
- Current documentation of the disability provided by a qualified professional. The documentation must be delivered on that professional’s letterhead, be personally signed by the evaluator, and at a minimum include the following:
- Specific diagnosis of the disability
- Specific evidence of the disability, including any tests or other evaluations performed and results
- Impact of the disability on the person’s functioning (functional limitations)
- Recommendations for accommodations, including academic adjustments or auxiliary aids
- A copy of the student’s accommodation letter from his/her college disability office, if available
Requests for accommodations and documentation of the disability should be provided as early as possible, preferably within 15 days of a student’s offer of admission but no later than 60 days prior to the start of the program. Additional information may be requested to assist SIT Study Abroad in making a determination on reasonable accommodations. You may contact the Office of Disability Support Services via email at email@example.com or by phone at 802.258.3367.
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