On Call in Action: Life-Threatening Car Accident in Belize

On Call International helps organizations and their travelers take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing emergencies when they arise—but also planning for and even preventing them before they happen. Tune in each month to see how On Call International helps with travel problems, big and small, every day: Life-Threatening Car Accident in…

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Study Abroad Etiquette: Japan

Before students travel abroad, encourage them to brush up on local etiquette so they can comfortably adjust to their new surroundings. In this blog, we’re sharing tips to help your students avoid common etiquette mistakes in Japan. Greetings and Punctuality Punctuality is extremely important in Japan. You should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes earlier than…

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: April

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific Taiwan: Cross-Strait Relations and National Identity to be Central Themes in the Run-Up to Presidential Elections On March 18, a vocal proponent of Taiwan’s independence, Lai Ching-te, announced his intention of challenging the incumbent…

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On Call in Action: Protests in Venezuela

On Call International helps organizations and their travelers take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing emergencies when they arise—but also planning for and even preventing them before they happen. Tune in each month to see how On Call International helps with travel problems, big and small, every day: Protests in Venezuela      …

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Medical Care in Mexico: Some (Surprising) Risks and How Travelers Can Prepare

Given Mexico’s popularity as a destination for work, school, and play, we get a lot of questions regarding medical care in the country – and how travelers can prepare accordingly. To help answer these questions, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Siegart, shares his experience and insights from a recent site visit to Mexico. Read…

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Travel Assistance 101: A Day in the Life of an On Call Assistance Coordinator

One of your travelers is abroad when they begin to feel very ill. They don’t know where the nearest clinic is (or how they will manage to get there!), so they place a call to your organization’s travel risk management provider, On Call International. Immediately, they are connected to an On Call Assistance Coordinator (AC)….

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: March

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. The Americas Nicaragua – A Deepening Multi-Dimensional Crisis is Destabilizing the Country The intensifying public protests against the Ortega administration that started in 2018, after the introduction of unpopular pension reforms, has led to an economic…

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On Call in Action: Medical Emergency in Argentina

On Call International helps organizations and their travelers take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing emergencies when they arise—but also planning for and even preventing them before they happen. Tune in each month to see how On Call International helps with travel problems, big and small, every day: Medical Emergency in Argentina…

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How Does Your Institution Stack Up? Travel Risk Management in Higher Education

The results are in! On Call International recently conducted an in-depth, qualitative Travel Risk Management survey to help institutions like yours identify best practices, proactively understand strengths and gaps within their current education abroad programs, and benefit from benchmarking data for comparative purposes. And now, we’re excited to announce that our resulting Benchmarking Study: Travel…

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: February

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific  Thailand Elections: Political Uncertainty and Military Control Likely to Continue On 22 January, the Election Commission of Thailand announced that the general election slated for 24 February would be postponed to 24 March. The…

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