Risk Assessment and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming


Do you know how to respond when a crisis impacts your study abroad students? In education abroad programming and implementation, staff must be ready to manage a range of crises that may occur. In this workshop, participants will explore ways to assess risk, reduce risk potential, and respond to crises more effectively.

Workshop Objectives

  • Assess the probability and impact of potential risk factors tied to education abroad programs, destinations, and participants.
  • Reduce risk potential and impact by developing policies, practices, and ongoing training of onsite and campus staff, program leaders, and participating students.
  • Develop and follow a standard protocol in response to an active crisis.
  • Engage partners in the ongoing development of stronger crisis management practices.

Workshop Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Crisis Response
  • Ongoing Risk Management

What Participants Are Saying

  • The presenters were very personable, professional, but also able to add humor to the session which was great.. -2017 Annual Conference workshop participant
  • The workbook is a great takeaway for me to share with my colleagues to support my recommendations for improving crisis management in our office. It was very helpful to look at a case study and hear other people's suggestions. -2017 Annual Conference Workshop Participant


Education abroad professionals with fewer than five years in the field or who have recently gained new responsibilities in risk assessment and crisis management.

Upcoming Dates

Attend this workshop at NAFSA 2019!