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Restarting Education Abroad

On May 6, 2021, NAFSA's Education Abroad Knowledge Community's subcommittee on health and safety hosted a Peer-to-Peer Perspective roundtable on Restarting Education Abroad. One of the most challenging decisions facing education abroad professionals today is when to “re-open” study abroad programs
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Understanding CDC Travel Health Notices

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses Travel Health Notices (THN) to “inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues that impact travelers’ health, like disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, and natural disasters, in destinations around the world.”
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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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Notifications and Emergency Responses for Education Abroad

This Notification and Emergency Response guidelines below describe when it may (or may not) be necessary for institutions to reach out to education abroad participants in the aftermath of an event overseas. Different constituencies in the field vary in their responses; an emergency for one program
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Essential Federal Regulations for Education Abroad

As a new education abroad professional, understanding the basic federal regulations that govern privacy, discrimination, and mandatory reporting is an important part of your job. In this NAFSA e-Learning Express course, you will learn how five different U.S. federal regulations affect study abroad
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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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COVID-19 Resources from Organizations Serving International Education

NAFSA’s Global Partners work to improve the field of international education in many ways. In these challenging times, several Global Partners have provided links to resources surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. NAFSA will make these available as we receive them from our Global Partners. Cambridge
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CDC Responds to NAFSA’s Coronavirus Questions

NAFSA has been in dialogue with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ask for clarity on guidance issued by the CDC regarding international travel and study abroad programs. NAFSA provided context and background on existing risk management practices in international education with the CDC
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Questions for Guiding a Holistic Response

In responding to broadening concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), institutions must be cognizant of holistic issues affecting international education, considering not only programmatic and immigration questions, but accreditation, contractual obligations, technical and human resources, and
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