Commitment to Health and Safety

Student health, safety and security are our top priorities. The College of Global Studies has an experienced and well-connected Health and Safety team based in Glenside that works closely with our expert Resident Directors and overseas staff to ensure best practices in health, safety, and security on all of our programs. Our staff members are prepared to support students through pre-departure and while on-site and available to respond to emergencies that may arise through 24-hour staffed telephone numbers.

We are committed to:
Promoting student wellness and fostering diversity and inclusion Ongoing risk assessment
Supporting students with pre-existing conditions or disabilities Safe and secure housing
Education regarding health, safety, and local conditions Timely incident response and communication
Comprehensive health insurance and evacuation coverage Clear and effective emergency plans and procedures

Our policies and procedures receive ongoing review and refinement from our Executive Director and senior leadership team; our U.S.-based Health, Safety, and Security Director; and our experienced and well-trained in-country staff.

We encourage all program participants to thoroughly review our website to learn more about our protocols and what steps to take to prepare for their experience, as each individual's own preparedness is key to ensuring their personal health and security. Our staff is dedicated to partnering with students towards a positive and productive experience abroad.