Essential Federal Regulations for Education Abroad


Essential Federal Regulations for Education AbroadAs a new education abroad professional, understanding the basic federal regulations that govern privacy, discrimination, and mandatory reporting is an important part of your job.

In this NAFSA e-Learning Express course, you will learn how five different U.S. federal regulations affect study abroad programs and what your office needs to do to be compliant.

Gain an introductory overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Title IX of the Education Amendments Act, and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).


Elements addressed within this presentation include:

  • Background information and overview of each federal regulation;
  • Analysis of how the regulations affect study abroad;
  • Case studies for practical application;
  • Additional resources for more in-depth learning.