Learning Abroad Center

Fall 2016 Education Abroad Network (EAN) Meeting

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