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Training & Resources

Throughout the academic year, the Office of International Health and Safety and the Office of Education 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.


Critical Incident Management Training

The Office of International Health and Safety offers Critical Incident Management training for education abroad program leadership. All on-site program directors and assistants must attend this year. Training consists of two parts.

Part 1: Complete the online module

Before participating in a live seminar, please complete this online training module.  Once logged in, you should see a box on the far left-hand side called “My Requirements” and a link to the online module called “Education Abroad.”

It should take less than one hour to complete the online module. You may complete the module in one sitting or multiple sittings. 

Part 2: Attend a seminar

All sessions will be held live using Zoom. You must register for a session in order to receive the session Zoom link.

Seminar Schedule 


Thursday, March 18, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
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Friday, March 19, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Monday, April 5, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Important note for those leading spring semester faculty-directed programs: you will receive a separate invitation to attend a training session. Please keep an eye on your email.


First Aid Training

MSU program directors and program assistants that lead a program that operates – at any point in time – 90 minutes or more away (by typical mode of transportation) from reliable, emergency medical care must have first-aid training. This mandate has been issued by the Risk and Security Assessment Committee (RSAC).

The cost of training should be built into program budgets. Program directors who seek training through the MSU Learning and Assessment Center (LAC) can have the cost direct billed to Education Abroad. Contact Maureen at handraha(at)msu.edu for more information. If program directors seek training elsewhere, they must pay upfront and submit the receipt for reimbursement after the program ends during the reconciliation process. Heartsaver/First Aid/CPR training is recommended.