From two-week summer volunteer programs to an eight-week all-inclusive tour of Israel, this summer there will be tens of thousands of young people visiting Israel. Whether it’s digging on an archaeological site, hiking from sea to sea, or studying in a yeshiva, it’s guaranteed to be a summer your child will not forget!
EMA Care wants to help parents support their teens' trip to Israel. May is the perfect month to begin preparing your child on how to cope in a new country.
Here are the top four things you can do to prepare your child for Israel:
1. Teach your child about safe behavior. He/she should not take risks. Kids in a group can get rowdy and this often results in bad choices. Encourage your child to make smart decisions and to follow the rules so he can have a great time in Israel! Stay on marked paths, drink plenty of water, and follow all safety rules!
2. If your teen takes medication, pack the correct amount of medication. As a safety precaution bring an extra 2 weeks of medication and/or check to see if the medication is available in Israel. Medication can be lost or damaged when touring, so be prepared! If your teen does not take medication, pack travel size over-the-counter medication for them, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and allergy medicine with clear instructions as to how to use the medication appropriately!
3. Communicate about the preexisting condition to the director of the program and to your child’s counselors. Keep an open line of communication, as they are responsible for your teen’s welfare when in Israel.
4. If something unexpected happens when your teen is in Israel, such as an injury or illness, consult with EMA Care professionals. We can provide medical assurance before and during your child’s trip to Israel, and we are here for you. EMA Care professionals can advocate for your child to get the best care available in Israel if and when they need urgent care.
Each program requires all participants have medical insurance. But even healthy teens can get sick or become injured during their tour/ trip. If your teen is coming with a preexisting medical condition, it will probably not be covered by local insurances.
Keep safe! Keep healthy! Have a wonderful summer!
EMA Care provides medical concierge, case management, and patient advocacy services to tourists, students and residents of Israel. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org 052 6398444
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