Health + Safety

Health, Safety + Security

All efforts are made to ensure the health, safety, and security of our students throughout the duration of their program. While Trinity College cannot guarantee a risk-free environment, we follow prudent measures to reduce risk and provide the safest possible environment for study-abroad program participants.

Student Health

Prior to departure, students submit a medical history form to the U.S.-based administrative staff for the Trinity College Field School in Akko, Israel, so that resident staff can be prepared to accommodate any health concerns. The Trinity College Field School staff is trained and equipped to help students receive quality medical care in the event of illness or injury.

Code of Conduct

The Trinity College Code of Conduct lays out clear guidelines designed to empower students to behave in a manner that decreases their risk and enriches their experience. Violations are immediately addressed by resident staff.

Medical Insurance

Comprehensive medical insurance is included for all participants and covers the student for the official on-site period of the program. Detailed information about medical insurance may be retrieved by contacting the Office of Study Away.


While in Israel, students may contact a member of resident staff at any time. Trinity College Field School staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help any student in the event of an emergency. In addition, Trinity College Field School has staff on call at all times in the United States. Students, parents, and home-university staff who need urgent assistance outside of regular office hours are encouraged to contact the Trinity College Office of Study Away at (860) 297-2005 to access emergency contact information.

Global Awareness

Trinity College Office of Study Away staff is in close contact with the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and is ready to respond to events and crises as needed. Trinity College Field School staff also monitors the information and guidelines set forth by the U.S. State Department, the Overseas Security Advisory Council, and on-site experts.

Orientation and Acculturation

Upon arrival at the Trinity College Field School in Akko, Israel, the Faculty Director and resident staff provides a thorough on-site orientation that includes information about academics, health and safety, housing, transportation, money, and more. The orientation program includes a brief introduction to local culture and history, suggestions for adjusting to life abroad, and details about what to expect from daily life as a foreign student in Israel.

Clear, concrete, and emphatic information concerning health and safety is first and foremost on the Trinity College Field School's cecklist for the orientation program and follow-up meetings throughout the semester. Among the first things given to each student upon arrival in Israel is a card with emergency phone numbers for key contacts, including local hospitals, police, fire, and taxi, as well as the cell phone numbers of Trinity College Field School on-site staff. During the orientation program, students are given extensive information about the kinds of dangers that tourists and foreign students typically face in the host country.‚Äč