Free IDEAS Webinar Series on Planning for a Safe Return to Study Abroad

USA Study Abroad is pleased to invite you to join the next two free webinars in the Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad’s series on maximizing your institutions’ resources while study abroad programming has been impacted by the global pandemic. We hope that our upcoming webinars can contribute to your institutions’ study abroad planning as you decide when and how to safely resume international exchanges for Americans in the future. Information on upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars can be found on the program website at studyabroadcapacitybuilding.org

The Future of Study Abroad: How to decide when it is safe and ethical to begin again?

Date: Thursday, September 17th at 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Standard Time

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Presented by Andrea Bordeau, Global Safety and Security Manager (Vanderbilt University), Grant Sisk Global Programming and Relations (Dallas County Community College), Michael Zoll, Dean of Student Health, Safety, and Wellbeing (SIT-Graduate Institute)

Webinar description:

The global pandemic has changed the way that higher education institutions view international travel. In this webinar, the panelists will discuss the ethics of informed consent and travel abroad for students and faculty, both from an institutional and local context. They will also present how these new ethical considerations can be incorporated into pre-departure advising for study abroad participants.

The Future of Study Abroad: Risk mitigation in a COVID world

Date: Thursday, October 22nd from 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Standard Time
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Presented by Andrea Bordeau, Global Safety and Security Manager (Vanderbilt University), Maureen Handrahan Senior Coordinator for International Health & Safety (Michigan State University)

Webinar description:

The world is eager to begin travel again, but how can your institution decide when it is safe to do so? This webinar will discuss possible frameworks for when and how to safely begin college or university-funded international travel again. It will also provide resources for study abroad professionals to assess the new logistical challenges that may lie ahead for student travel. 

These webinars are supported by the Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad, also known as IDEAS (Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students), and are designed to expand and diversify American student mobility in support of U.S. foreign policy goals. The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning.

For questions, please email IDEAS@worldlearning.org

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