Webinar: Addressing Risk Management in Study Abroad Programs

Date and Time: October 29th, 2014 1-2:30pm EDT

Where: Main Building, Room 349

Sponsored by the Department of Experiential Learning

Presenters will discuss ways to reduce the risk to the institution and students involved in the program from both a legal and mental health perspective.

Learn the importance of:

  • Prevention and getting out in front of conflicts and problems
  • The role of prescreening for applicants (using multiple departments)
  • Orientation to host country (awareness of travel alerts and warnings)
  • Training of faculty and staff
  • Understanding host country services and infrastructure
  • Health care, evacuation/kidnapping insurance
  • Communication with parents and third parties
  • Awareness of common problems experienced by students
  • Addressing mental health crisis events

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