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Travel Advisory Level 3 - University Policy Examples

University education abroad programs are regularly re-evaluating their risk assessments and program viability in the age of COVID-19. Many universities and providers benchmark their policies against peer institutions. This resource includes anonymized examples of university education abroad policies
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Roadmap for Risk Assessment in Education Abroad

Utilize this digital download to produce a risk matrix and action plan for responsive risk management provided exclusively for NAFSA members. The Roadmap for Risk Assessment in Education Abroad outlines key considerations, resources, and tools to help education abroad professionals analyze risk data
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Effective Communication and Planning With Parents

Today’s student is accustomed to increased family involvement and interaction. These young adults often depend on their families for advice, guidance, and financial support throughout their university experiences and beyond. As a result, international education professionals have had to modify their
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Establishing an International Travel Risk Committee

Every college, university, and provider organization regardless of size needs to analyze multiple sources of risk for international activities. The health, safety, and security of program participants, staff, and faculty is always of utmost importance. Crisis Management & Risk Assessment and Student
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Assessing Travel Risk Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The NAFSA EAKC Health and Safety Subcommittee and the EARP Committee created this resource to assist education abroad offices in assessing risk of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information provided is meant to be adapted to your institution’s needs, as a starting point or resource to add
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Digital Mental Health Resources for Education Abroad

Mental health is a perennial hot topic in international education, and it’s one that is unlikely to fall out of the conversation when mobility resumes. Students often need quick help with anxiety and depression concerns, and finding reputable English-speaking providers abroad can be a challenge. So
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Monitoring Travel Advisories and Conditions Abroad During COVID-19

During this August 20, 2020 presentation the Bureau of Consular Affairs addressed assessment criteria for travel advisories, frequency of review for travel advisories during the pandemic, as well as current restrictions and conditions for U.S. students travelling abroad including quarantines, host
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Practical Operations in Crisis Management

What did you learn about your crisis management plan during this most recent pandemic response? Although most offices have a protocol for crisis management, it is often found lacking when put to the test. During this text-based chat, three panelists answered questions from members about model
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Questions for Responding to Emergencies

"Questions for Responding to Emergencies" is an excerpt from Chapter 12 of NAFSA's Guide to Education Abroad . Universal Concerns What is the current physical and psychological condition of affected participant(s)? Is the lead on-site staff member now in close contact with all affected participants
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