Health and Safety Abroad

Zipline in Costa RicaThe Center for Global Education takes seriously issues affecting our students’ health and safety while abroad. It is a reality that international travel is risky, and it is impossible for us to foresee or prevent every emergency. We are committed, however, to providing students accurate and timely information about ways to minimize risks when they travel abroad and how to respond to emergencies when they happen.

We regularly review the programs with which we are affiliated to ensure that they meet nationally accepted standards for safety and security for study abroad. We provide students with information about how to stay safe and healthy while abroad through our handbooks and pre-departure orientations. We require students to maintain health insurance sufficient to cover the specific needs associated with international travel. We do not approve students to study abroad in countries under a US State Department travel warning for Americans abroad. And finally, we stay in regular communication with students while they are abroad in order to quickly respond to major and minor emergencies.

If families have any concerns for the safety of their child abroad, please don't hesitate to contact the CGE at 918-631-3229 or

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