Pre-Departure Information and Meetings
**All participants are responsible for reviewing the items below and acting on any necessary document prior to departure.**
OCS Health & Safety meeting. MANDATORY.
You must choose one of the three times to attend:
- Thursday, October 15, 12-1, Boliou 104
- Tuesday, October 27, 12-1, Boliou 104
- Wednesday, November 4, 4:30-5:30, Boliou 104
FORMS DUE BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2:
1. Health Assessment form
Have your health care provider or Travel Clinic at home during summer break complete your Health Assessment Form (provided in your OCS acceptance packet but also available on the OCS website as a “Related Document:” http://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/ocs/forms/) and receive all the necessary immunizations. If you don't make the necessary arrangements during break, you will be directed to *Northfield Hospital Family Health Clinic, Northfield Alina Clinic, Mayo Clinic, or Park Nicollet in the Cities.
Act on and/or follow-up on any items required (e.g. immunizations, other appointments…)
*If you go to the Northfield Hospital Family Health Clinic you MUST bring
1. Vaccination Records.
2. Itinerary of your trip, including places you will stay, and length of stay.
NB: you must have health insurance which covers you at the program site. If you do not know whether you are covered, contact your insurance company. If you are not covered in any way, or in a way which does not meet your needs, you can look into the insurance provided through Carleton (go to Student Health and Counseling) or you can look at insurance provided by a company such as CISI (culturalinsurance.com)
2. Copies of passport - check to see that it is 1) valid for six months beyond the time you expect to return to the U.S., and 2) you have signed your passport.
Then, scan your passport and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to scan your passport for whatever reason, make two (2) copies of your passport and bring them into the OCS office, Leighton 119.
OTHER IMPORTANT PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION
Vaccinations - OCS strongly encourages students to obtain vaccinations for the flu as well as the H1N1 flu when available. For more information on the flu click here.
Carleton Policies, etc. - You are responsible for reading this web page and the “Related Documents” on the right hand side of it.
Airline Ticket – You are responsible for getting your own ticket. You can use a travel agent, or you can go online and order your tickets from sites such as these: