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." - 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." - 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.