Ebola in West Africa: Health and Safety Abroad

Georgia State University’s Office of International Initiatives and Study Abroad Programs consider student health and safety to be of highest priority.  In light of the current concern and coverage about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Study Abroad Programs is keeping a close eye on the situation.   With the outbreak of Ebola in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend universities to continue to screen university travelers and guests from these countries who are returning to their campuses in the United States.

For more information, please visit the CDC’s Travel Notices in regards to Ebola.

Georgia State’s Study Abroad Programs are not operating any programs in any of the above countries and will not operate programs in any country where State Department Travel Warnings are in place.  If you are considering traveling on your own, then please enroll in the State Department’s STEP Program (click here to enroll), which will update you on important information about safety conditions in your destination country.

The Office of International Initiatives at Georgia State University is responsible for the strategic integration and coordination of the University’s international initiatives, partnerships, grants, program development and management, events and activities, study abroad programs, and the Confucius Institute.