Traveling is a wonderful experience. However, study abroad programs operate within a global context. Naturally, the safety of our students and faculty is always a priority, and we believe that knowledge and prevention are the best tools to help you maintain your personal safety.Various resources, including the U.S. Department of State travel advisory websites, provide important information for faculty, staff, and students planning international travel. Information on current conditions in countries and world regions are also available. JWU’s International Center staff regularly monitors these sites and consults with partner institutions, teaching staff abroad and university officials, to make informed and prudent program decisions.The Study Abroad Office, in collaboration with the campus Department of Safety and Security and the university administration, has developed a crisis management plan to coordinate crisis response efforts between the students, faculty advisors, parents, JWU administration, as well as police, health care providers, and insurance providers. Additionally, you need to make safe travel decisions regarding what you choose to pack, how you choose to dress, what activities you would like to participate in, and how you conduct yourself in a foreign country with different cultural norms and laws.
For more information check the government and safety websites at our Resources page.