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Before you depart

As you prepare for your journey to USI, a visit to your family physician and dentist will ensure that you are in good health before you leave and could help with any potentially preventable emergency situations in the future. Not to mention, it could save you a lot of money. Be sure to update your health records, including eyeglass prescriptions and any regular medications.


Indiana State law requires that all new students show proof of basic immunizations. You have two options to show proof of immunizations. 1) Before you come to the United States, make an appointment to see your family Physician. At that time have your Physician complete the Immunization Form. 2.) You also have the option to provide a copy of your immunization records.

All documentation of immunizations must include the day, month, and year of the vaccination and be translated in English if necessary.  Follow these steps to complete your immunization requirements.

Mandatory Health Insurance

All international students (F-1 or J-1 visa holders and J-1 dependents) must have adequate health insurance while enrolled at the University of Southern Indiana. Learn more on our Healthcare page.