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Dietary Restrictions, Limitations, or Preferences


Dietary Restrictions, Limitations, or Preferences

Students requesting accommodations for reactions to major food allergens should consult with their doctor about their travel plans, including location(s), duration and specific itinerary details. When exploring options and preparing to travel, consider the following:
 
Transportation: Will airlines be able to accommodate your dietary restrictions or provide a buffer zone in flight?
Housing: Will you stay in a hotel, dorm, field station, homestay with local family? Are there lodging options where students can prepare their own foods?
Regional Food Preparation and Culture: Does the local cuisine traditionally use oils, nuts, creams or other allergens in their food preparation? Is it easy to culturally communicate concern about food ingredients and preparation? Do you have the language capacity to convey your food restrictions?
Medical Resources: Do you require routine or potential emergency access to an allergist or medical professional in the event of an allergic reaction? Do you require medication (including EpiPen) that may be unobtainable or illegal in your destination? Would an allergic reaction prompt the need for emergency services within certain proximity?Action items for students disclosing information and seeking reasonable dietary accommodations:
All Travelers: Consult with a trained medical provider, allergist, dietician or nutritionist.

Action Items:
Contact the study abroad office at Wright State to assist in assessing and communicating your needs. 
Email: studyabroad@wright.edu​

External Resources:
Food Allergy Research & Education: Tips for Traveling Overseas