Standards do exist for Education Abroad: Focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management

with Natalie A. Mello

About This Course

This briefing will provide a brief overview of The Forum on Education Abroad, The Standards of Good Practice with an emphasis on the standard dealing specifically with health, safety, security and risk management. Participants will be shown the many resources available that address these concerns.

The Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad have been developed over the past 15 years by The Forum on Education Abroad. It is highly likely that your university or college has affirmed its commitment to those Standards through its membership.

What are The Standards? Why should all members of a college or university be aware of these standards? This briefing will provide important background information concerning The Forum on Education Abroad, The Standards of Good Practice, and some important implications focusing on how these Standards can help guide program development.

After a quick overview of all nine of The Standards, this briefing will focus on Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management. Particular attention will be paid to how it can be used when developing programs, or to assess a program’s attention to the issues of health and safety. 

Participants will understand how The Standards can support the complex responsibilities inherent in offering education abroad opportunities to students.  They will know where to find The Standards and resources associated with each Standard.     

Accessing the Presentation

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