Resources for Health and Safety in Education Abroad

March 30, 2016

Safety is a prime concern of all who are involved in education abroad ventures – participants, their families, advisers, institutions that send students abroad, those that host them, and the staff of all organizations that operate programs. NAFSA is committed to providing up-to-date, relevant resources on student health and safety abroad to aid education abroad professionals as they strive to create and promote safe programs for their students. For more information, check out the International Education Professional Competencies, the most comprehensive listing of necessary competencies for success in the field of international education.

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Upcoming Events

Institutional Liability for Personal Travel in Education Abroad Programs
November 17, @ 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Students often make travel plans before and after program dates and during program breaks. Join our panel of speakers to discuss methods to manage the risk of students traveling outside of the program's agenda. Because this is a special, International Education Week event, this Collegial Conversation will not require a NAFSA membership

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Specific resources for professionals who establish emergency communication protocols to be shared with faculty, staff, and students; prepare health and safety instructional materials for emergency situations; respond to international emergencies according to institutional protocols; develop policies and procedures for health and safety, risk reduction, and crisis management can be accessed on the Risk and Crisis Management page.