Health & Safety Information for Parents
Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health and Safety*
Our participants’ parents/guardians should:
- Be informed about and involved in the decision of the participant to apply for and be accepted for a position on a particular program.
- Obtain and carefully evaluate participant program materials, as well as related health, safety, and security information.
- Discuss with your son or daughter his or her travel plans and activities that may be independent of the study abroad program.
- Engage in a thorough discussion of safety and behavior issues, insurance needs, and emergency procedures related to living abroad.
- Be responsive to requests from the CGE for information regarding the participant.
- Keep in touch with your son or daughter while they are abroad. Agree as a family how often you will talk. It is oftentimes very helpful to establish a regular calling time (i.e. every other Sunday evening).
- Be aware that sometimes your son or daughter, rather than the CGE, may most appropriately provide some information.
For more information on participant responsibilities, see Participant Health & Safety Information.
*Adapted from NAFSA's "Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health and Safety".
Emergency Contact Information
Center for Global Education
The Center for Global Education is open Monday - Friday (8:00AM - 4:30PM). In case of emergency outside of these hours, contact the SJU Life Safety Services at 320-363-2144 OR the CSB Security Office at 320-363-5000.