Study Abroad and Safety
- Before enrolling in a study abroad program, be sure the destination you are going is safe, following the guidelines of the U.S. Department of State . The OIE staff is constantly monitoring this website to identify potential countries or regions where it might be risky to travel.
- ESU will not sponsor academic programs in countries where the Department of State has issued travel warnings.
- Faculty leaders are prepared with ESU-approved emergency response protocols.
- All study abroad participants must attend an orientation that will cover important elements, including security and health.
- All program participants must purchase a travel insurance card for any unexpected circumstance that may occur during the program.
- Faculty leaders must fill out the Risk Management Form , which allows the Office of International Education to know the whereabouts of the group through the length of the study abroad experience.
- In the case of an emergency procedures, including medical and general emergency evacuation procedures, OIE has plans to be in contact with program leaders and students abroad.
- All faculty members who accompany ESU students abroad required to attend an Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar conducted by the Office of International Education.
- Program participants have the responsibility to disclose any physical condition or disability that requires special attention on the part of the leading faculty or OIE.
- All program participants must purchase a health insurance that will cover for any accident or illness during the study abroad experience.
- All program participants must attend an orientation that will offer information about how to stay health during a study abroad experience and measures to avoid risk.
- Participants have the responsibiltiy to communicate with OIE regarding any health problem that arises during the length of the program to faciliate prompt and effective response.