Side Trips, Spring Break (and More): A Guide to Staying Connected With Your Students

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As students explore places close to their study abroad destinations or take some time away from their programs on spring break, their first instinct may be to disconnect. However, while it’s great for students to have some space and autonomy, it’s also imperative to stress the importance of staying connected while they’re on any school-sponsored…

Study Abroad Travel Survival Guide

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Are your students aware of the resources they should have, or can turn to, once they’re in their designated study abroad countries? Help your students plan for a healthy, safe, and productive trip abroad with our study abroad survival guide: Destination Knowledge:  Effective study abroad preparation is only as good as the destination information your institution…

Study Abroad Etiquette: China

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As statistics have shown, the number of students studying abroad has tripled in the last few decades and about 10 percent of all U.S. undergraduate students will study abroad by the time they graduate. In this blog series, we’ll provide some simple etiquette tips for popular study abroad destinations. Along with Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and France, China…

How to Help Prepare Students for Unconventional Study Abroad Destinations

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For students headed to less traditional destinations, the positives may seem endless: an enriched cultural experience, an adventure of a lifetime, an opportunity to step out of one’s comfort zone…however, as students forgo classic study abroad destinations and set their sights on more challenging travel climates, this not only creates an additional layer of uncertainty…

On Call in Action: Violent Protests in Mexico

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Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel assistance…

Study Abroad Etiquette: Spain

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As statistics have shown, the number of students studying abroad has tripled in the last few decades and about 10 percent of all U.S. undergraduate students will study abroad by the time they graduate. In this blog series, we’ll provide some simple etiquette tips for popular study abroad destinations. Along with France, Italy the United Kingdom…

On Call in Action: Criminal Activity in the Streets

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Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel assistance…

5 Top Study Abroad Destinations: A Travel Security Review

With a new semester starting soon, now is a great time to take a closer look at what academic institutions need to consider when preparing students for a complex travel security climate. Global trends are shifting and creating the need to assess specific security concerns in every region of the world, including countries that are…

7 Great Mobile Apps for Students Studying Abroad

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It’s no secret that millennials are attached to their smartphones, especially now with the rising popularity of Pokémon GO (which has officially become the most played mobile game in the U.S.). A recent survey showed that 86% of people aged 18 to 29 own smartphones, so chances are, most of your students will use their…

Study Abroad Etiquette: Italy

Teenager sitting in front of the Colisseum.

As statistics have shown, the number of students studying abroad has tripled over the last few decades and about 10 percent of all U.S. undergraduate students will study abroad by the time they graduate. In this blog series, we’ll provide some simple etiquette tips for popular study abroad destinations. Along with the United Kingdom, Spain, China,…