If a student has allergies the first step should be to fully fill out the medical condition section of their My Profile prior to the balance date.
A copy of this information is provided to the trip leader and kept on file. The program director will be provided with an updated list of passenger issues prior to departure.
If warranted S-Trip! staff will also notify the hotel of the concerns and will speak with the catering staff on behalf of the student in destination.
Despite these actions it is still the responsibility of the individual student to be aware of their allergies and what is being offered to them.
Food preparation and servings may not be labelled properly or to North American standards. The staff serving may not speak English to a standard that can guarantee full understanding.
When in doubt they should ask an S-Trip! staff or hotel staff to assist them. While being cautious is advised, there are generally enough food options to ensure every student is well fed.
A great suggestion would be to print out a tiny card in the local language explaining the allergy that they could provide to all food servers.
This card can be purchased through Allergy Translations
Here is their website: http://allergytranslation.com/