As a student you need a reliable health care program which can be utilized when you get sick. As an international student you may be required to have health care insurance as a prerequisite to entering the country. It is important to find out whether this is a requirement in the institution which you have selected. If you have a condition which requires constant medical attention, it is important to establish before hand whether the services which you will need are available. There are some schools which provide medical care to their students, while this may be a good arrangement you will need to establish whether you can access some specialized treatment, especially when you have a medical condition which needs constant checkups and appointments.
It is important to ensure that you are aware of the immunizations that should be undertaken before entering the country; this will help you in meeting the regulations or requirements as well as protecting yourself against possible health issues while in the country. If you are on any medication, ensure that you will access the drugs easily; you need to liaise with the school administration to make it easy for you to access medical care and treatment.
While in school, it is also important to provide the contacts of an individual who can be contacted when there is an emergency. All your medical details need to be given to allow the institution to provide the necessary assistance when needed.