Advice and support available to you during your time abroad.

Healthcare and Insurance 

Successful applicants will receive travel insurance from the University of Greenwich for the duration of their exchange. We also recommend that students apply for a 'Student EHIC', and read government guidance on healthcare abroad, by visiting the NHS website before travel.

Travel Advice and Safety

You can find country and territory specific travel advice on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office here. The advice includes safety and security, health and money.


Most of our partners offer many courses in English, in which case you wouldn't need to be able to speak the language of your host country. All students accepted onto the Erasmus+ programme have access to the Online Linguistic Support system, which provides free language assessments and online courses.

Mental health while abroad

  • Student Wellbeing Service
    • The Student Wellbeing's counselling and mental health teams can support students remotely while abroad at a partner university.
    • They can also support students with developing plans to cope with stresses and mental health issues abroad prior to leaving the UK. 
    • Appointments can be arranged by phoning 020 8331 7875 / emailing
  • Samaritans
    • If you're struggling and want to talk to someone confidentially and without judgement, Samaritans can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Call 116 123 or email
  • London Nightline
    • Nightline is a listening service run by and for university students. They offer phone, text, live chat and email services. Visit their website here.
  •  Big White Wall
    • Students can contact the BWW if they require mental health and wellbeing support at any time of the day or night, and is accessed from:
    • The service is free, and students need to register using their university email address.  As part of registering they choose an anonymous username which is how they'll be known on the BWW.

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