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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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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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