Health, Safety, and Crisis Management

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Nepal Crisis: Information for International Educators

Resources collected by NAFSA that might assist international educators in helping students and scholars affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

Jun 28, 2018
Health Insurance Companies

Below are NAFSA’s online resources on health Insurance, health care, and crisis management for both international students, students studying abroad, and institution advisors. NAFSA Global Partners – Insurance Companies The following insurance companies are members of NAFSA’s Global Partners.

Sep 06, 2017
Haiti Earthquake: Resources For International Student And Scholar Advisers

This page lists government information and resources that can assist international student and scholar advisers in their work with Haitian students, scholars, and their families who are currently in the United States, in the aftermath of the tragic 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

May 22, 2017
Campus Crisis Management and Communication

Original Broadcasts May 2014- September 2015 Recording Price $189(member) $286(nonmember) International students and scholars, along with international programs, are especially vulnerable in a crisis. As international education professionals, we

Jan 15, 2016
Immigration Executive Action Resources

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to address critical immigration system needs while Congress continues to debate longer-term legislative measures. Here are the highlights. The measures that more directly impact higher education are in bold. Each one will go through a specific set of implementation procedures, some of which will require new regulations to be proposed and finalized before any change can take effect. Stay tuned to this page for updates on the status of these initiatives.

Oct 05, 2015
Responding to a Crisis in a Student's/Scholar's Home Country Crises in a student's or scholar's home country may be political, social, economic, environmental, or health-related. Floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, political upheaval and war throughout the world can cause enormous stress for those affected. Oct 01, 2015
Syria: Resources for International Student and Scholar Advisers

This page lists information and resources that can assist international student and scholar advisers in their work with Syrian students, scholars, and their families who are currently in the United States, during the unrest in that country.

Sep 30, 2015
Immigration Assistance for Students from Countries in Crisis

Immigration Assistance for Students from Countries in Political Crisis. Advisers should first establish the scope of their legal authority to render assistance.

Sep 30, 2015
Worst-Case Reality: Helping International Students and Scholars Impacted by Crisis

2015-09-15 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST) Webinar $159 (member) $199 (nonmember) 2015-09-15 Register now Online How can you help international students and scholars experiencing a crisis in their home country or on your campus? What is the best way to meet the needs of s

May 22, 2015
Comprehensive Resource on Crisis Management for the International Student and Scholar Services Office

The Comprehensive Crisis Management Resource is maintained by the Subcommittee and consists of recommended checklists of action items to consider when dealing with crises involving international students and scholars. The resource includes general guidelines for preparation before, during and after crises.

May 11, 2015
Responding to a Serious Injury of an International Student or Scholar In the event of a serious injury to a student or scholar, this checklist is to be used as a guide for notifying the proper administrators and any other protocol. Mar 13, 2015
Responding to the Arrest of a Nonimmigrant Student All of us dread the call notifying us that one of our students has been arrested. In fact, the type of advice and assistance provided to an international student in this situation is similar to that provided to a U.S. citizen, with the exception of the overlay of culture and immigration. International students may not understand the U.S. criminal justice Mar 13, 2015
Responding to a Missing International Student/Scholar In the case of a scholar, it may be a fellow faculty member realizing he has not seen the scholar in the lab, or that he/she has not shown up for work for the past week Mar 13, 2015
Responding to a Natural Disaster in a Student's/Scholar's institution within the U.S.

Unanticipated weather conditions can impact the operations of an academic institution. While the crisis may be impacting the entire campus population, there are particular issues that impact an international student or scholar while in the U.S.

Mar 12, 2015
Live Chat - Infectious Diseases: Campus and Community Preparedness

With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there has been tremendous discussion and concern surrounding the spread of infectious diseases.  Through an online, open discussion, participants can share and discuss with each other how this issue is being addressed on their campuses and in their communities. This online discussion will be moderated by members of the NAFSA KC ISSS Crisis Management Subcommittee.

Dec 01, 2014
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