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What to Expect:
 - General Info & Policies
 - Culture Shock
 - Diversity & Inclusion
 - Host Family

Health and Safety:
 - General Safety
 - Emergencies & Protocols
 - Travel Safety
 - Medical Care & Insurance
 - Mental Health
 - Sexual Assault

Resources for Students: Health and Safety

Mental Health

It is important to note that there are no English speaking mental health services in the region around Talloires. We strongly suggest that you plan ahead before departure and speak with your mental health professionals to prepare for your time in Talloires

Having a mental health or medical issue is nothing to be ashamed of. However, you should be sure that you fully understand the implications of studying in Talloires with your condition. If you take regular medication you will need to have sufficient medication for your time in Talloires.

While studying abroad can be an incredible experience, it often takes time to adjust to a new culture, living arrangements, food, language and immersion in the unfamiliar. Some students may feel overwhelmed, others homesick. Some may feel afraid, and others depressed. Students may just feel out of sorts. Attitudes toward counseling, or therapy, are different in France and these issues are not often discussed as openly as they are in the US.

Travel and culture shock can dangerously exacerbate an anxiety or eating disorder. Eating disorders can be difficult to handle in France because of the importance placed on food and mealtimes. Adjusting to different food and having limited food choices when living with a host family can be extremely stressful. Students need to be willing to embrace the cultural differences around food in order to have a successful study-abroad experience.

Adapted from New York University.