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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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Responding to a Worldwide Health Crisis and Travel Restrictions

Recent concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus has myriad implications for the international education community in the United States and abroad. This Town Hall for NAFSA members provided context for the current challenges for international educators and shared updates on the travel
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Coronavirus Critical Resources

COVID-19 Update from Esther D. Brimmer, NAFSA CEO & Executive Director Recorded March 12, 2020 Following the release of this video the U.S. travel ban was extended to include the United Kingdom and Ireland. NAFSA has assembled these resource links to help you navigate issues arising from the 2019
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Education Abroad and Best Practices for Site Staff Overseas

This collegial conversation discussed best practices for training your organization’s site staff overseas. Our experts explored isues such as supporting diverse student groups and nurturing healthy group dynamics. Sexual health abroad, budgeting while on study abroad, LGBTQ+ issues, encountering
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NAFSA Education Abroad Regulatory Summit

July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018 | 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. (EDT) Washington, DC One of the biggest issues facing students and administrators is understanding the applicability of federal regulations to the education abroad experience. Amid all the details and challenges of sending students abroad, it can be easy to
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Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health and Safety

The Interassociational Advisory Committee on Safety and Responsibility in Study Abroad (formerly the Interorganizational Task Force on Safety and Responsibility in Study Abroad) was formed as a joint venture a number of professional organizations and study abroad providers. One outcome of this task
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Emotional Support Animals in Education Abroad

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) have become an increasingly hot topic not only in the news, but more recently a growing issue in the field of education abroad. More and more, students with mental health disabilities, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anxiety, are requesting to bring
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