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the University of California had to execute evacuation
plans in two different locations-one in response to the
Japanese Fukushima Daiichi earthquake, tsunami, and
nuclear disaster, and the other in response to the revolution in Egypt. About 30 students were evacuated from
each location.
The difficulty for any institution is accurately gauging
what level of risk crosses the threshold where warnings
and precautions no longer will suffice and students must
be evacuated. In both the Egypt revolution and Japan
nuclear disaster incidents, issuance of travel warnings by
the U.S. State Department for both countries triggered
the decision to evacuate the students, Galvin says.
At UA, the International Travel Safety Oversight
Committee reviews travel to higher risk locations to
make recommendations regarding traveler safety. The
provost has the final authority to approve or deny the
request, Provencher says. "Like many of our university
peers, if the risks associated with travel are determined to be too high and travel is not essential, or in
some cases critical, then the travel is not approved,"
Provencher says. "Thankfully, this is rarely the case, as
our travelers are generally prudent and wish to avoid
situations of potential harm."

A Complex Challenge
At some institutions, a complex patchwork of safety
and security policies, procedures, and benefits applies

to different students studying abroad, depending upon
their origin and the education abroad or other program
under which they are participating.
"All students at George Mason University in Virginia
benefit from a travel insurance policy obtained by the
university that covers them when they study outside
the U.S., including at the branch campus in Songdo,
South Korea," says John Crist, the dean of academic
affairs at George Mason University, South Korea.
"These students enjoy a full array of services including
a security alert system, access to emergency medical services, evacuation support, and other important
safeguards and services."
On the other hand, Crist notes, his campus hosts
students from 27 other countries besides the United
States, each with its own set of policies and protections.
Koreans, for example, are not eligible for insurance
coverage during a national emergency or war. "While we
have communication systems and security protocols in
place to protect everyone involved in campus emergencies, local students remain at a disadvantage if we face a
catastrophic event that necessitates relocation or evacuation," says Crist.
Security expectations for safety and security precautions at overseas campuses vary according to the
environment, Provencher says, and it's important to
recognize the full scope of international engagement
that is likely occurring on a campus. "Most of the focus
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2017

From the Desk of
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Iran
Quick Questions
Feature: The New Why of Partnering: International Partnerships Are Expanding Their Reach and Goals
Feature: Partnering Case Studies: Leveraging Unconventionality
Feature: Doing Well by Doing Good: Social Entrepreneurship is Evolving to Meet New Realities
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
Feature: A Healthy Balance
Feature: Mental Health: Leveraging Resources
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Cover1
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 1
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 2
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 3
International Educator - November/December 2017 - From the Desk of
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 5
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Frontlines
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 7
International Educator - November/December 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 9
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 10
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 11
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Global Spotlight: Iran
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 13
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Quick Questions
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 15
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Feature: The New Why of Partnering: International Partnerships Are Expanding Their Reach and Goals
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 17
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 18
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 19
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 20
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 21
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Feature: Partnering Case Studies: Leveraging Unconventionality
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - Feature: Doing Well by Doing Good: Social Entrepreneurship is Evolving to Meet New Realities
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - International Student Affairs
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - International Education Leadership
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