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Information for Program Directors

Education Abroad program directors are key partners in helping keep MSU students healthy and safe when they travel abroad. If you're a program director and have questions about education abroad health and safety, contact us.

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There are several steps you can take before your program departure and immediately upon your arrival to help keep your students safe and healthy while they are abroad.

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Since no travel destination is risk-free it is crucial to consider health and safety issues that may impact your program and develop an effective emergency action plan.

side-by-side_studying.jpgSupporting Student Mental Health

Studying abroad is an exciting but sometimes stressful experience for many students. As a program director, there are steps you can take to support mental wellness on your education abroad program.

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

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If you're interested in leading a program to a high-risk destination, you must submit an Education Abroad Travel Waiver Request Form. The waiver request will be reviewed by the Risk and Security Assessment Committee (RSAC) which will make a recommendation to the Provost.