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As students choose from a wide variety of education abroad models, concern grows that study abroad is an uncertain endeavor, especially in locations where internal support structures are lacking.

Risk management is a crucial aspect for education abroad professionals. What education abroad issues affect the risk landscape? What are the programmatic, business, and financial concerns involved?


After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the trends and challenges of risk management for education abroad programs;
  • Address crucial issues of health and safety, business concerns, and disaster preparedness within the risk management enterprise;
  • Outline the key components for risk mitigation.

The content will be relevant to those working in education abroad or student services; risk managers; general counsel; and health and safety analysts.

This webinar is based on the popular “Developing Your International Risk Management Action Plan” seminar offered by NAFSA and URMIA.

Sharing NAFSA webinars is a cost-effective method of staying up-to-date on the hottest topics facing the field today. Invite as many attendees as you wish for the price of one registration! Not able to attend? Purchase the recording for future use.


Denise Connerty
Temple University

Denise Connerty is director of education abroad and overseas campuses, and assistant vice president of international affairs at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple, Connerty was associate director for the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University and assistant director of the Center for Education Abroad at Arcadia University. She has been active professionally in NAFSA, serving as president, vice president, annual conference chair, and most recently, chair of the Awards Committee. Connerty received her BA in history and English from Susquehanna University, and her MA in humanities, with a concentration in literature, from Arcadia University. She is the recipient of several international education awards, including NAFSA’s Homer Higbee Award.

Lisa Zimmaro
Temple University

Lisa Zimmaro is the assistant vice president of risk management and treasury for Temple University. Zimmaro joined Temple in February 2009 and is responsible for the university’s property and casualty insurance programs, as well as university banking and treasury management. She is also an adjunct professor in the Risk Management and Insurance Department at Temple’s Fox School of Business. Before joining Temple, Zimmaro was the risk manager at Princeton University for 6 years, managing workers comp, property, casualty, and directors and officers liability insurance claims. Zimmaro currently serves on the boards of a Vermont-based risk retention group and two Bermuda-based captives. She was elected to the URMIA board of directors for a three-year term in 2013. Zimmaro is a graduate of Holy Family University, with a degree in humanities, and a graduate of Temple University School of Law, where she earned a juris doctor degree.