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lack thereof) of law enforcement, the military, and the judiciary. The severity and frequency of domestic or international acts of terrorism will obviously impact security. Finally, it is important to also identify border conflicts with neighboring states as well as acknowledge any U.S. Department of State Travel Alerts or Warnings.

Web Resources
U.S. GOVERNMENT TRAVEL INFORMATION
7  The U.S. Department of State: http://travel.state.gov/

Develop Your Action Plan
Policy development is a natural outcome of a risk assessment. After a thorough evaluation of your program site(s), responding effectively to the risks you identify will result in actions that mitigate those risks. In locations where malaria is prevalent, for example, participants may be required to submit to a malaria-prevention treatment scheme that includes prophylaxis medications and other actions (wearing long-sleeved pants and shirts at dusk or sleeping under a mosquito net). To manage risks associated with road travel, leaders may be prohibited from driving students in any vehicle or certain types of vehicles (in those instances, guidance must be provided to help program leaders select safe and reliable transportation services). Additionally, students may be prohibited from renting cars on their own or driving cars associated with the program. Take care to ensure that any regulations prohibiting activity are consistently applied and consistently monitored for compliance. Violations should be identified quickly and offenders held accountable. If your inventory leads to the discovery of international activities of which you were previously unaware, a process to either register or apply
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATOR 2 012 H E A LT H & I N S U R A N C E S U P P L E M E N T

(where Country Information Sheets can be found)
7  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):

travel.state.gov/travel/tips/registration/ registration_4789.html
7  The U.S. Department of State/Students Abroad:

www.studentsabroad.state.gov/
7  Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC):

www.osac.gov/
7  Office of Foreign Assets Control:

www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/ offices/Pages/Office-of-Foreign-Assets-Control.aspx
7  Directory of U.S. Embassies and Consulates:

www.usembassy.gov/

OTHER GOVERNMENTS’ TRAVEL INFORMATION (ENGLISH)
7  Australian Department of Foreign Affairs:

for review of such opportunities may be another outcome of a risk assessment. Preparing for crises and how to respond during and after such events is sound policy, but having an in-depth knowledge of your risks in advance can make your emergency plans even more effective. Now that you know what to do, it’s just a matter of finding the time to do the work!

www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/
7  Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International

Trade: www.voyage.gc.ca/index-eng.asp
7  Irish Department of Foreign Affairs:

www.foreignaffairs.gov.ie/home/index.aspx?id=275
7  New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

www.safetravel.govt.nz/

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Special thanks to Bill Powell, area executive vice president, Gallagher Higher Education Practice, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, who contributed to this article, and Cheryl A. Benner, communication manager, Office of Study Abroad, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, for her editorial support.

7  United Kingdom Foreign Office & Commonwealth Consular

Reports: www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/

HEALTH AND TRAVEL RESOURCES
7  Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT):
CHERYL DENISE COLLINS/SHUTTERSTOCK

http://asirt.org/
7  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travelers’

Health: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx JULIE FRIEND is a licensed attorney and Michigan State University’s international analyst for travel, health, safety, and security. Her last article for IE was “Travel Warnings: Developing Effective Response Procedures” in the health and insurance supplement published with the November/December 2010 issue.
7  The World Health Organization (WHO):

www.who.int/en/

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http://travel.state.gov/ http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/registration/registration_4789.html http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/registration/registration_4789.html http://www.studentsabroad.state.gov/ http://www.osac.gov/ http://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Office-of-Foreign-Assets-Control.aspx http://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Office-of-Foreign-Assets-Control.aspx http://www.usembassy.gov/ http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/ http://www.voyage.gc.ca/index-eng.asp http://www.foreignaffairs.gov.ie/home/index.aspx?id=275 http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/ http://asirt.org/ http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx http://www.who.int/en/

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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 - From the Editors
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International Educator - November/December 2011 - In Brief
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