H. Prescriptions

Prescriptions written in the United States cannot be filled abroad. You should request authorization from their doctor and insurance company to obtain a supply sufficient for the time they will be abroad. Prescription medications should be carried in their original, labeled bottle. In addition, you should have the written prescription on hand in case a customs officer asks to see it. Do not plan on sending prescriptions through the mail as many countries restrict, prohibit, and/or place very high customs duties on such shipments, even when obviously intended for personal use. We recommend that students who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses take an extra pair.

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