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January 31 - February 1, 2024 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Register Today

As student populations abroad diversify, advisers must take preventative measures to protect students’ well-being. This ranges from managing mental health needs to supporting students with disabilities. This workshop will help advisers prepare for and respond to health and safety situations—while empowering students to take charge of their own health and safety abroad.

Workshop Objectives

  • Empower students to engage in practices that promote their own personal health and safety while preparing for and during study abroad.
  • Engage procedures that protect the health, well-being, and rights of the student and stakeholders in study abroad programs.
  • Facilitate communication among stakeholders to prepare for and assist with health and safety situations occurring while students are abroad.
  • Apply federal regulations to health and safety situations.

Workshop Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Preparation
  • Protection
  • Response
  • Prevention


Education abroad professionals with fewer than five years in the field or who have recently gained new responsibilities in student health and safety.