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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 Seminars

The Office of International Health and Safety offers Critical Incident Management Seminars several times per year. All on-site program directors and assistants are strongly encouraged to attend. If you are leading a program for the first time or if you did not attend a seminar last year, attendance is mandatory.

To RSVP, please email oihs(at) Due to a new format, in-person attendance is preferred. If you are unable to attend in-person, please email oihs(at) for a Zoom option.

Spring 2020 Semester Schedule 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
2:00 – 3:30 PM

Thursday, February 13, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 AM

Friday, April 10, 2020 (CANCELLED)
9:00 – 10:30 AM

Monday, April 27, 2020 (CANCELLED)
3:00 – 4:30 PM

All seminars take place in the International Center Room 201.

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) 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.