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Education Abroad Program Directors

Education Abroad program directors are key partners in helping keep MSU students healthy and safe when they travel abroad. If you're a program director and have questions about education abroad health, safety, and security contact us.


Students in a group holding a MSU flag on a study abroad program in TanzaniaPre-Departure Planning

As a program director you play a significant role supporting the health and safety of students on your program. Learn more about how to lay a strong health and safety foundation for your program to minimize issues on-site.


Field of sunflowersResponding to Incidents Abroad

As a program director, you may find yourself needing to respond to a health and safety concern or incident on your program. Learn more about recommended procedures and resources.


Mountain with clouds surrounding itTraining and Resources

Throughout the academic year, the Office for Global Health, Safety, and Security and the Office for Education Abroad offer program directors the opportunity to enhance their health, safety, and security expertise by participating in seminars, workshops, information-sharing sessions, and specialized trainings.


Close-up of a globeEA Programming in High Risk Destinations

If you're interested in leading a program to a high-risk destination, you must submit an Education Abroad Travel Waiver Request. The waiver request will be reviewed by the Risk and Security Assessment Committee (RSAC) which will make a recommendation to the Provost.


side-by-side_canada-cntower.jpgCOVID Planning Guidance for Program Directors

EA and OIHS have developed guidance designed to support planning for education abroad programs given the COVID-19 pandemic. All programs must meet risk mitigation requirements and undergo a COVID-19 impact assessment.