Advising Guidelines

The Center for Global Education (CGE) takes seriously issues affecting your 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 you accurate and timely information about ways to minimize risks when you study abroad so that you can make informed choices about your participation abroad.

We have several ways in which we communicate about health and safety concerns abroad, and we expect that all of our program participants will be responsible for the information distributed through each of these methods:

  • Pre-Departure Orientation— the CGE sponsors a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation session each semester for outgoing study abroad participants in which we review how you should prepare for your time abroad.
  • CGE International Programs Handbook— the CGE International Programs Handbook is available online as part of your CGE online application. Paper copies are available at the CGE for students to pick up and during pre-departure orientation. 
  • CGE ‘globalnow’ Listserv— all students who are currently participating in an approved CGE program will be added to the ‘globalnow’ listserv. The CGE uses this list to provide general announcements to outbound TU students.
  • Emergency Contact Lists—we maintain records with contact information for all our students who are currently out of the country. Once you know your travel plans and have your on-site contact information, log into your CGE account and provide your local contact information. You will be asked to provide your address, phone/cell number, and flight information. It is your responsibility to provide this information to the CGE.