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.
For information specific to Zika, please visit: www.nafsa.org/zika.
New PublicationAddressing Mental Health Issues Affecting EA Participants
This updated publication provides education abroad professionals with tools to identify and help education abroad participants with mental health challenges. Topics covered include: common mental health concerns, when and how to refer a student to counseling, handling emergencies abroad, and legal concerns.
Resources by Category
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.