Fall 2016 EAN Meeting and Resources
Effective Advising to Address Learning Abroad Fears & Concerns
Wednesday, October 12, 2:45–4 p.m.
101 University International Center (UIC), East Bank
“Is it safe to go abroad?” “Should I still avoid all of Africa because of Ebola?” “Is there any place in Europe not experiencing regular terrorist attacks?” “Should I be afraid of the Zika virus?”
These are some of the many questions we might face daily from students and families as they explore going abroad. Are you finding that students are choosing not to participate in learning abroad experiences because of their fear? During this interactive session, we hope to arrive at a better understanding of the resources available and how to expand your comfort level in discussing these broader issues with students.
How do the Learning Abroad Center and GPS Alliance support and prepare students, families, and our on-site partners when health, safety, and security situations arise? What are the University’s health and safety philosophy on how to mitigate risks to our students and our on-site partners?
- Kevin Dostal Dauer, Director of International Health, Safety, and Compliance, GPS Alliance
- Zach Mohs, Associate Director, Learning Abroad Center
- Scott Daby, Assistant Director, Advising and Enrollment
Learning Abroad Center (LAC) Resources
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPSA) Resources
- GPSA News & Announcements (Updates on non-LAC travelers in case of emergency and links to information on major ongoing or past issues such as Zika or Ebola)
- CISI International Medical Insurance information
- ITRAAC Approval Process for Travel Warning Countries
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (See links on main page for ongoing medical issues like Zika, or click on “Traveler’s Health” and select your destination for country-specific information)
- Forum on Education Abroad’s Insurance Claims Data and the Mortality Rate for College Students Studying Abroad, March 2016 Report
- Department of State Travel Warnings
- Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)