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Health and safety issues in educating abroad


Do you lead students in education abroad, or are you considering it? The Office of International Programs (OIP) Study Abroad unit and TILT will host a catered lunch-time seminar on risk management in education abroad.

Do you know what resources are available to you and your students while studying abroad?Tuesday, October 23
Noon-1:30 p.m.
TILT Building, Room 104

Support as you travel the world

The University has well-developed resources to support you and your students whether you go around campus or around the world.

The seminar, "How to ensure health and safety in education abroad," gives you the opportunity to engage in a discussion with academic support offices at CSU who can help in case of mental health concerns, physical injury, discipline issue, natural disaster, or political unrest.  

First seminar of its kind

"This is the first time that a seminar connecting faculty and staff to these resources has been offered on campus," says Scot Allen, assistant director, Study Abroad in the Office of International Programs.

"CSU sends approximately 1,200 students abroad each year for study abroad, field experiences, and internships or practicum experiences, and these great programs are growing every year.  We are working with TILT to offer this seminar to make sure that faculty know the resources available to them."


Here is the range of topics each speaker plans to cover during a 5-10 minute informal presentation:

  • Craig Chesson, Assistant Dean of Students: "Conduct Code, student development and conflict management"
  • Kathlene Waller, Assistant Director of Medical Services: "Travel health consultations, immunizations"
  • Jennifer Van Norman, Director of Student Case Management: "Case management, counseling resources, and suicide prevention"
  • Sally Alexander, Director of Risk Management: "Risk mitigation, liability, insurance, and faculty travel considerations"
  • Laura Thornes and Scot Allen, Study Abroad: "Student travel considerations, State Department travel warnings"

This seminar is open to all faculty and staff members who lead or are considering leading students in education abroad. Please share this to anyone in your department or college who plays a key role in sending students overseas for educational purposes. If you think a student in trouble might call you, this seminar is for you.

Please join us! 

Contact: Debora Colbert
Phone: 970-491-2645