Dietary restrictions may include anything from food allergies to chronic health conditions, veganism and vegetarianism, religious guidelines and more. There are many things to consider when studying abroad with a dietary restriction, and we encourage you to research food customs and traditions in your host country before going abroad. It is important to remember that every country will have a different approach to dietary restrictions, so proper research will allow you to set appropriate expectations for your host country.
Planning ahead and being as prepared as possible is key to ensuring your safety when studying abroad with food allergies. Use the prompts below to begin planning your study abroad experience.
Studying abroad with a chronic health condition may seem overwhelming, but doing proper research and consulting with your doctor will help you manage your condition in any country. Use the prompts below to begin planning your study abroad experience.
Many cuisines around the world focus heavily on meat and dairy products, so it is important to do plenty of research in advance regarding your host country’s cuisine and to set reasonable expectations. Veganism and vegetarianism may not be as widely practiced in your host country as in the US, so use our resources below to begin your research.
Religious dietary guidelines and restrictions may vary from country to country, so we encourage you to research your host country’s religious and spiritual practices in order to be as prepared as possible. Use our resources below to begin your research. For more information, refer to our section on Religion and Spirituality.