Health & Safety
International Health Insurance
The program fee includes mandatory international health insurance administered through International SOS. This policy provides for supplemental health insurance, medical evacuation, and medically required repatriation. For further information, please visit the Office for Global Health, Safety and Security.
Preventive health information for international travelers
Recommendations about preventive medications and vaccinations for international travelers are continually reviewed by several public health and international travel organizations. Because of this, we advise you to consult the CDC's recommendations for traveling to Kenya. We also encourage you to visit and discuss travel medicine with the Travel Clinic at MSU's Olin Health Center, or with any other physician experienced in travel medicine. This is important, so plan ahead!
Michigan State University requires students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with the initial dose and at least one booster. There are limited medical and religious exemptions.
Students will be expected to follow local guidelines, wear face coverings, and monitor symptoms daily while in Kenya. For more information, please visit the Office for Education Abroad.
Study Abroad: Behavioral Ecology of African Mammals (BEAM)
BEAM will not be running in 2024 due to instructor shortages. This will be remedied in 2015.
For more information, please email the lead instructor: Jana Woerner.