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Health and Wellness Services



Upon admission to Boston College, exchange students are automatically enrolled in the BC student medical insurance plan. Massachusetts law requires international students to have medical insurance underwritten by a U.S.-based insurance carrier.  Students who wish to waive the BC plan upon arrival must provide evidence of insurance from a U.S.-based company.


All incoming exchange students are required to have the following immunizations before arrival:  three Hepatitis B; 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella); a Tdap within the past ten years and a completed TB questionnaire found in the acceptance materials that from the Office of International Programs which are sent after admission.  In addition, students who are living in on-campus housing must have had the meningitis vaccine.