The CIE Study Abroad Office continually monitors each of the locations and destinations of our Study Abroad Programs to safeguard our students. This page is intended to be a resource for students, parents and families to stay up to date on any communication and actions being taken in response to specific, large-scale emergencies.
In considering destinations for our programs, we consider the overall risk profile presented, and weigh that against the education benefit of the program. When the risk to students, faculty and staff is too high, and outweighs any educational benefit, we work to either redesign the program or decide to cancel.
Unfortunately, the unpredictability and uncertainty of the world we live in means that we can’t always predict what will happen in the places where we operate our programs. When something terrible does happen, we are positioned to respond and safeguard our students, faculty and staff.
An event has been scheduled for Thursday, December 10 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in room 191 of the UWM Student Union to discuss “Safety and Preparedness Abroad”. There will be a brief presentation by Mark Eckman, Director of Study Abroad, followed by a Q&A session. Please see the event page for further details.
These are the slides presented during the Briefing on Safety and Security Abroad. Audio from the presentation is available upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This letter was sent out to students sharing the details of an event to discuss safety and preparedness abroad.
This letter was sent out to students abroad and heading abroad on Tuesday, November 24th.