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Health High Significant risks beyond that of normal travel, likely exposure to serious communicable disease or injury, perhaps due to a motor vehicle accident. Contingency planning essential for those with nonlife threatening preexisting conditions. May not be suitable for individuals with serious or complicated preexisting conditions. Access to highquality medical care varies within capital city and is highly suspect in other locations. Limited availability of standard medications. Blood supply and equipment cleanliness is a serious concern. Evacuation or a transfer should be considered for diagnosis and treatment of minor medical procedures and required for more serious illness or injury. Specialty care likely unavailable. Emergency medical services severely limited or nonexistent. Significant Illness or injury is likely through either expected exposure to communicable diseases or an insect- or water-borne disease. Not suitable for travelers most preexisting conditions. Significant barrier exist to obtaining even basic medical care. Evacuations required for all medical needs beyond first aid. No specialty care. No emergency medical services.

Safety Low-level nonviolent theft crimes prevalent. Serious crimes, such as assault/ battery and robbery are common in select environments. Violent crime such as rape and home invasion are on the rise. Express kidnappings occur with some frequency and kidnapping for ransom occur regularly within certain groups or populations. Drug-related violence is increasingly dangerous, urban areas, and may spill over into other parts of town. Some threat of sophisticated financial crimes, such as identity theft, relationship deception, art/antiquities fraud, and virtual kidnappings. Government has limited ability to effectively respond to a natural disaster.

Security Some evidence of organized criminal activities though acts of domestic terrorism—may involve foreigners and/ or organized crime syndicates of foreign governments. Civil unrest/violent public protests common. Sporadic, regional adaption of rule of law, with corruption commonplace. Supplies of gas, oil, electricity, water, etc., insufficient for population, but provided on a somewhat regular, if rolling, basis. Country may experience repeated acts of domestic or international terrorism.

Extreme

Nonviolent theft crimes and violent crimes, including murder, are widespread and prevalent. Foreigners frequently targeted due to presumption of wealth. Constant threat of personal, life-endangering violence including rape, robbery, home invasion and kidnapping. Public transit of any kind (formal or informal), if available, is extremely dangerous. Carjacking commonplace. Drug or weapons trafficking related violence is nearly imminent in all aspects of public life. Financial crimes also commonplace, but less sophisticated in nature due to the lack of access to computer technology. Road accidents can lead to serious injury or even death due to limited driving laws/regulations, poor road conditions, inadequate vehicle maintenance. Government has little or no ability to effectively respond to a natural disaster.

Government inoperable. No semblance of law and order. Supplies of gas, oil, electricity, water, etc., irregular and inadequate. Active conflict or postconflict zone. Acts of domestic or international terrorism may be regular and commonplace. Civilians may be targeted.

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cially late at night. Roads in developing countries, as well as vehicle quality, are also of grave concern but may differ greatly in cities and in the country, as well as regionally. The Association of Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) produces comprehensive reports on road conditions and specific routes in dozens of countries. They also have convenient wallet guides in many languages with travelrelated phrases in translation (such as, “Please slow down”).

reflect concerns for the overall functionality or stability of a country’s government. The level to which the rule of a law is established is an important factor in a country’s overall security. The frequency and severity of civil unrest, strikes, or public demonstrations should be noted, particularly if they have the effect of interfering with daily life or result in civilian injuries or death. Another security concern may be the country’s perceived or real financial stability (or instability). If any of these circumstances limit access to services (electricity or water) or resources (fuel or food), this too should be noted. Other security concerns include the prevalence of public corruption, the expectation of bribes as well as the professionalism (or

Security Risks
Security concerns are generally less identifiable than criminal activity, which falls under safety risks. Risks under this category may

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2011

International Educator - November/December 2011
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Cultivating Branch Campuses
India Opens Its Doors— Cautiously
A Quest to Enhance Quality Spurs Global Learning
Foreign Student Affairs
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Health and Insurance Supplement
Supplement: Danger Ahead!
Supplement: Their Baggage Goes, Too
Supplement: Directory of Insurance Providers, Services, and Products
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Contents
International Educator - November/December 2011 - From the Editors
International Educator - November/December 2011 - 3
International Educator - November/December 2011 - In Brief
International Educator - November/December 2011 - 5
International Educator - November/December 2011 - 6
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - 49
International Educator - November/December 2011 - A View From Out Here
International Educator - November/December 2011 - 51
International Educator - November/December 2011 - Forum
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - 54
International Educator - November/December 2011 - 55
International Educator - November/December 2011 - In Focus
International Educator - November/December 2011 - Cover3
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Health and Insurance Supplement
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Supplement: Danger Ahead!
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Supplement: Their Baggage Goes, Too
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - Supplement: Directory of Insurance Providers, Services, and Products
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