Risk Disclosure in Education Abroad

February 26, 2016 Download pdf


Deciding what practices are appropriate for risk disclosures and waiver documentation is the education abroad professional’s responsibility to insure a student’s health and safety while embarking on an education abroad program. These resources review the models for risk disclosure and discuss content of waivers, disclosures, timelines, informed consent, and assumption of risk.

This resource will help you to:

  • Support risk mitigation and turns participants into partners working together to minimize risk exposure.
  • Provide recommendations to program sponsors, families, and participants on the responsibilities and attention that must be given if an actual health, safety, or security cases that take place.
  • Define risk management, risk disclosure motivations, and risk disclosure methods, along with how to reinforce its implementation.

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Created for the 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts by:

  • William Ferreira Esq., JD, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Alana Catherine Jones, Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs, University of Colorado-Denver International Education, Denver, Colorado
  • Anne T. Ogilvie, Director of Global Operations, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Project Center, Worcester, Massachusetts