International Studies & Programs

Training for Program Leaders

Throughout the academic year, the Office of International Health and Safety and the Office of Study Abroad offer program leaders the opportunity to enhance their health, safety, and security expertise by participating in seminars, workshops, information-sharing sessions, and specialized trainings.

Critical Incident Management Seminars

The Office of International Health and Safety offers Critical Incident Management Seminars (formerly called the Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar – or EP&R) several times per year. Program leaders who have not completed this seminar within the last two years must attend a seminar in advance of their program's departure.

We encourage all program leaders to take advantage of this valuable opportunity. The goals of this seminar are to assist program leaders in: preventing foreseeable harm; preparing for critical incidents on their study abroad programs by providing information, tools, and resources; responding to the needs of parents, students, faculty, and staff; implementing recommendations for enhancing health, safety, and security on study abroad programs; and, understanding program leader responsibilities.

Program Leaders may attend a seminar in person or virtually using MSU Zoom (registration requested for both). To register, please email oihs(at)

Spring Semester Critical Incident Management Seminar Schedule

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

Friday, January 27th, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Friday, February 10th, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Monday, March 20th, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017                                                                                                        
9:00 AM- 10:30 AM

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Thursday, April 20th 
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Friday, April 21st, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

All seminars take place in the International Center Room 201.

View the Current Critical Incident Management Seminar Here


Upcoming Training Opportunities

There are no currently scheduled training opportunities. If there's a particular training topic you think would be valuable to study abroad program leaders, we would love to hear from you!