11 November 2022
Studying abroad is a great way to expand your horizons and learn new skills, but it can also be stressful. The last thing we want is for you to get sick or injured while travelling around the world.
So if you’re going on your first study abroad trip or need tips on taking care of yourself when studying abroad, this post is for you!
Keep the following health tips in mind for students studying abroad.
Keep up with your hygiene routine.
- Stay hydrated.
- Use hand sanitiser and wipes to clean your hands, especially before eating or drinking.
- Avoid bringing food you can’t eat on planes or in restaurants (e.g., raw meat).
- Wash fruits and vegetables before eating them because they may have been washed with pesticides beforehand; this is especially important for fruit flown from another country where it might have been grown with chemicals present in the soil!
Stock up on supplies and medication.
- The last thing you want to do is forget something important. If you’re studying abroad and have a medical condition, make sure your healthcare provider knows where you are so they can keep an eye on how things are going.
You’ll also want to bring a good supply of medications or other treatments to help manage your symptoms. A first aid kit will come in handy for minor cuts, scrapes, and more severe injuries—ensure there’s enough space in your suitcase for everything!
- If studying abroad means living in another country with different cultural practices than what you’re used to back home, be aware of any special equipment or dietary requirements that may affect what foods can be eaten (or not).
This includes items like gluten-free products, which may be available elsewhere..
Pack with your health in mind.
- Always pack items and essentials that cater to your health and wellness.
- Make sure you have all the medications you need. If you’re taking any prescription drugs or supplements, ensure they’re safe to take while abroad.
Some medications are not allowed in some countries, so it’s essential to check before taking them out of the country and bring enough supplies so that if something goes wrong, your doctor can help track down a replacement.
- Carry your food and water (and toilet paper!). You’ll want to ensure that you have access to these things for when things get stressful—especially if there’s an emergency evacuation!
Be kind to yourself.
- Take time to relax and unwind.
- Eat well, but don’t overdo it.
- Try to get enough sleep every night, even if you don’t feel tired!
- Don’t skip meals when travelling—it’s easy to get distracted by friends or classes and forget to eat until later in the day (or night).
Eating healthy snacks like fruit or veggies will help keep your energy up throughout the day so that you can focus on studying instead of feeling hungry all the time.
- Avoid caffeine drinks like coffee; they’re dehydrating and make you jittery if consumed too often during travel! Instead, drink water with electrolytes like lemon juice (which contains calcium) added to it for extra flavour plus vitamins C & B, essential micronutrients our bodies need daily.”
Have fun – but be safe.
- Be smart about your activities and where you go.
- Don’t do anything that could put you in danger.
- Stay in touch with family and friends, especially if you’re away from home for an extended period.
We hope this article has helped you feel more confident about travelling abroad and taking care of your health while away.
It’s important to remember that you are in control of your health and can make decisions about what is best for you, so don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise! Take care of your mind, emotions and spirit, and you are good to go!