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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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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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Coronavirus Critical Resources

NAFSA has assembled these resource links to help you navigate issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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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

The applicability of federal regulations to education abroad as a professional area of practice is increasingly complex. Amid all the details and challenges of sending students abroad, it can be easy to overlook the impact of federal regulations on the everyday work of managing programs. Regulations
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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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