Training for Program Leaders
In accordance with the University Policy on Health & Safety in Education Abroad, International Safety and Security provides training for faculty and staff program leaders each semester.
The Program Leader Safety and Best Practices Workshop guides program leaders (faculty, staff, or students leading programs) in preparing for the safest possible experience abroad. This workshop teaches leaders about incident management expectations and facilitates understanding through discussion of real-life scenarios of incidents abroad. Topics include: University Expectations, Group Best Practices, International Insurance, Student Behavior, Pre-Departure Orientations, and Incident Response. This workshop also provides a unique opportunity to discuss any questions, worries, or clarifications with our staff and other program leaders.
Those who are leading, or assisting, short-term education abroad programs or other University-related travel abroad for students must attend at least one of these workshops a year.
Student Pre-Departure Training
If you would like to review the comprehensive pre-departure training provided to students by our staff, follow the links below to view each training video by topic (currently these resources are only accessible to Illinois students, faculty, and staff through Box).
Round Table Discussions
The Faculty-Led Round Table Discussions are an opportunity to discuss one's experiences while leading programs abroad. This is a great opportunity to share knowledge with new and experienced program leaders alike.
If you have any questions or concerns related to the Orientation Workshops or the Round Table Discussions, please contact our office.