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Just as a student may experience illness or an emergency at home, sometimes these occur while overseas. We strongly advise you to familiarize yourself with your programs specific guidance on how to handle illness and emergencies BEFORE arriving so you are prepared to act if the situation arises. 

 

 ILLNESS 

From time to time, a student may fall ill while abroad. FIE staff in all of our locations are equipped to assist students in receiving the appropriate care. 

 London

Dublin

 Amman

FIE London's Student Life team provides students with extensive information on what to do if they are ill while in London, medical services, and counseling, as well as tips on how to stay healthy and active to prevent illness.

Please visit the Health section within the Student Life webpages.

If you have further queries after visiting our website, please contact the Student Life team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

FIE Dublin provides the following guides on how to assess their illness and how to get medical care, prescriptions, or over the counter remedies.

FIE Dublin - What If I Am Ill?

If you have any queries regarding medical information please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or your Residence Life Supervisor (RLS). 

As part of the program fee, AMIDEAST provides medical and accident insurance for all students through HTH Worldwide Insurance. Once in country, AMIDEAST program staff help students deal with medical issues should they arise and have a list of recommended providers and hospitals both in the host city and in areas visited on excursions.  In addition to medical insurance, HTH provides high-quality medical, political, and natural disaster evacuation coverage. 

 

AMIDEAST keep a list of private clinics and doctors, and are available to provide students with recommendations as needed. In addition, students and host families are provided with emergency phone numbers for use should they become necessary.

 

 

 

 EMERGENCY INCIDENT RESPONSE PLANNING

FIE is committed to a prompt and efficient response to any incident that would impact the operation of a program. The Emergency Incident Response Plan is carefully reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Emergency Incident Review Group (EIRG). EIRG consists of senior managers and department heads and it convenes at least once a year. EIRG is also centrally responsible for communication strategy following a Major Critical Incident (MCI).

 London  Dublin  Amman

An emergency response plan is provided to all students and is available below: 

London Emergency Incident Response Plan 

24/7 Emergency contact number London:

+44 (0)20 7808 0131

+44 (0)20 7589 0728

An emergency response plan is provided to all students and is available below:

Dublin Emergency Incident Response Plan 

24/7 Emergency contact number Dublin:

+ 353 1 679 8171

Both FIE and AMIDEAST have extensive emergency response plans to which we will adhere in the unlikely event of a city- or country-wide emergency.

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Protocols

24/7 Emergency Contact Number Amman:

+1-202-412-8564

+1-866-383-9232

 

 

 

 

IMG 4166 LargeThere are many things to prepare for and organize before your departure from your home country to your study abroad location. Essential information will be communicated to your via your student portal and email after you are accepted to FIE

In addition to any home-school preparation, students might have, pre-departure orientations on partner campuses are often conducted by a visiting FIE staff member.  Students also have access to FIE pre-departure guides to help them with their preparation.

 

 

VISA INFORMATION

Entry to Ireland

Students are not required to have a visa to study in Ireland.


Entry to Jordan 

  • You will apply for your visa to enter Jordan while you are in London.
  • FIE will advise you of any documentation you will need to bring with you prior to your arrival.
  • You must possess a passport that is valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Jordan.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the immigration requirements for the London-Amman programme.   

 PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION

FIE/AMIDEAST will begin communicating with students via email following their acceptance on to the Amman program. This program is a partnership between FIE and AMIDEASTYou will receive the following information from FIE /AMIDEAST staff via email:

  • FIE/AMIDEAST Welcome Email – includes info about flights, textbooks + FAQ’s.
  • FIE Student Life Welcome Email.
  • FIE & AMIDEAST Student Handbooks
  • FIE Housing Information
  • FIE & AMIDEAST Insurance Information
  • Arrival Information

 

There are many things to prepare for and organize before your departure from your home country to your study abroad location. Essential information will be communicated to you via email after you are accepted to FIE. 

In addition to any home-school preparation students might have, pre-departure orientation sessions led by FIE staff take place online and sometimes on partner campuses to get you ready for your study abroad experience.  

PREPARING FOR DUBLIN EMAILS

In the months prior to your arrival, you'll receive important information about your study abroad program through our 'Preparing for Dublin' email series. These communications will include important information on your programme such as immigration information, semester dates, accommodation details, what to pack, guidelines on health, safety and medication and much more.

You must check your email inbox (including your junk mail) regularly so that you don't miss any important communications. We also recommend that you add any @fie.org.uk emails to your safe senders list. Please also ensure that the email address that you provided on your application is correct.  

IMMIGRATION INFORMATION

Fall and Spring semester students 

  

SUMMER STUDENTS  

  

STAYING SAFE AND CONNECTED IN DUBLIN AND ABROAD

At FIE, your safety and security is our primary concern. In addition to the regularly scheduled safety and security information, you will receive as part of your countdown emails and orientation, we wanted to pass on some tips and guidance now that will help you as you get ready for life abroad: 

  • Have a working accessible mobile (cell) phone and provide your mobile phone number to FIE and provide the number via www.studyabroad.fie.org.uk- this should be done immediately upon arrival via request from FIE Dublin staff.
  • US citizens should enroll in the US State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  (STEP) - this will enable you to receive security messages as well as make it easier to locate you with information and support should an emergency arise in any city you're traveling in
  • Non-US citizens should register with their country's embassy and respective program
  • Research your country’s nearest embassy or consulate in any location you plan to travel to outside of Ireland and make note of their contact information - U.S. citizens/permanent residents can check this information on the US Department of State's website
  • Add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your Safe Senders list and check your junk mail folder to prevent missing important safety email correspondence from FIE  

As always, it is best to be proactive about things like these – if you have questions about your health and safety while preparing for your time in Dublin, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRE-APPLICATION IDENTITY AND DIVERSITY QUERIES

Study abroad students of all backgrounds face unique challenges in adjusting to their host country and cultural nuances. FIE encourages students to reflect that as a study abroad student, you bring more than just physical belongings with you to the host country, but also your personal culture, background, experience, values, interests, and identity.

FIE seeks to support students with their adjustment process as much as possible. As you are preparing to apply for your FIE study abroad program, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, and support needs around aspects related to your identities, such as diversity, background, LGBTQ+, religion and faith, first-generation, disabilities, veteran or any other aspects related to your own self.

If you are interested in setting up a time to talk with an FIE staff member about these concerns, please email our Diversity & Inclusivity Leads at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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There are many things to prepare for and organize before your departure from your home country to your study abroad location. Essential information will be communicated to you through your student portal and email after you are accepted to FIE. 

In addition to any home-school preparation students might have, pre-departure orientations on partner campuses are often conducted by a visiting FIE staff member.  You will also be emailed pre-departure guides to help them with their preparation. 

 

Preparing for london emails

Prior to your arrival, you will receive important information about your program through our 'Preparing for London' email series.  Please check your Inbox and Junk regularly!  Please ensure that the email address that you provided on your application is correct. 

You will receive the following communications: 

 

IMMIGRATION INFORMATION

Please see the following information to determine the type of visa you require. You will get the password to access our immigration guides once you have received an offer to study with us.

 

STAYING SAFE AND CONNECTED 

At FIE, your safety and security is our primary concern. Expect regular communication from FIE during your program, with guidance on how to stay safe in London and further afield. Before your arrive, read through our personal safety, health and emergency incidents webpages, and prepare the following:

 

WHAT TO PACK & OTHER ARRIVAL FAQS

It can be hard to know what to bring with you for your study abroad program in London. For a helpful list of what to pack and for answers to other frequently asked questions, visit our Arrival FAQ page. 

 

DIVERSITY INQUIRIES

Study abroad students of all backgrounds face unique challenges in adjusting to their host country and cultural nuances. FIE encourages students to reflect that as a study abroad student, you bring more than just physical belongings with you to the host country, but also your personal culture, background, experience, values, interests, and identity.

FIE seeks to support students with their adjustment process as much as possible. As you are preparing to apply for your FIE study abroad programme, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, concerns and support needs around aspects related to your identity, such as diversity, background, LGBTQ+, religion and faith, first generation, disabilities, veteran or any other aspects related to your own self.

If you are interested in setting up a time to talk with an FIE staff member about these concerns, please email our Diversity & Inclusivity Leads at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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