Health & Safety

Health and safety of our students are at the priority of our organisation. We guarantee to provide our students with a high-level emergency services and support, including travel guideline and safety information support to ensure their journey will be safe and enjoyable as much as possible.

Paris is a very safe place, but like any big city, it's worth taking sensible precautions.

Safe Travel

  • Plan your route before you leave.
  • Only use registered taxi or minicabs
  • Try to avoid walking alone at night.
  • Keep to well-lit main roads
  • Beware of wearing headphones – they reduce awareness of your surroundings

Staying Safe in Public Places

  • Make sure you keep your property out of sight and safely under the table (many venues have clips under the tables, use them to secure your handbag or briefcase)
  • Don't accept drinks from strangers
  • Check up on your friends by phone or text to make sure they got home safely and vice-versa

Keep Your Belongings Safe

  • Don't leave your bag unattended anywhere
  • Keep your purse and wallet close to your body
  • Don't carry too much cash
  • When using a cashpoint, cover the keypad so no one  can see your PIN number; check that no one is looking over your shoulder and that the ATM hasn't been tampered with.
  • Keep your mobile phone, MP3 player, camera and other gadgets out of sight in your pocket or handbag when not in use
  • Record details of your electronic serial numbers (ESNs)
  • Inform your service provider and police if your phone or other valuables are stolen or lost.

Health & Insurance

With the purpose to prevent and protect your child from any kind of unforeseen events (illnesses, emergencies, changes, and cancellations) we would recommend you considered one of our Insurance options.

SSE provide our students with an International Health Insurance (allow students to access a high-quality care and medical services in Paris). However, if you require any additional services and would like to get the advanced insurance we are happy to provide you with the following options:

  • Emergency medical expense and evacuation insurance: health insurance that cover medical expenses in the case illnesses and hospitalisation with the high quality medical service.
  • Trip cancellation insurance: covers the travel and program expenses in the case of cancelation)
  • Travel assistance insurance: provide with the economic and logistic support in the case of emergency)
  • Tuition insurance:  is recommended, but not essential (cover the cost of student' tuition fee  in the case if he/she was withdrawal from the Programs because of the circumstances not under their competencies)


There are no specific vaccinations are requiring before coming to France. However, please, make sure that your Meningitis, Hepatitis, and Tetanus vaccinations are up to date. Note, any new vaccinations need to be applied 4-6 weeks in advance to allow time for the to take effect. If you plan to visit other countries, please, check their vaccination requirements.

Prescription Medication

  • Bring a letter from you doctor, which will describe your medical condition, medical prescriptions doses and generic names of prescribed medications.
  • Any medications brought from the US must be carried in their original packs with clear and legible labels.
  • It is important to make sure, that medicine you bring are legal in France.
  • All prescriptions and its copies should be packed in your carry-on bag.
  • If you have allergies, reactions to any certain medicine or products, please wear a 'medical alert' bracelet.
  • If you have a medical condition that may need attention while you are abroad, please ask your doctor to write conditions of your sickness and recommendations how to treat you. Bring one of the copy with you and leave one copy to your parents.

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