NEW!!! Safe Travels, Everyone: Safety Planning and Resources for International Travelers
International travel is not just something we do for fun—it’s fundamental to the strategic vision of the University. And travel safety is something all members of the BU community should take seriously, especially those conducting research and leading activities overseas. This workshop introduces participants to the many resources available to them as they plan international activities, whether a simple journey to a professional meeting or the establishment of a permanent program, and will take them through the basic steps of assessing and managing the risks involved with any international travel.
What You Will Learn:
• Where to find the health, safety and security resources that will help you evaluate risk and safety at your destination
• How to put together a basic emergency/evacuation plan
• How to insure that you’re properly insured
• How to learn about export controls and other travel restrictions
• How to use other University and government resources to support safe and successful overseas work
• Who can help you if it all goes south.
Who Should Attend:
• Faculty members leading (or thinking about leading) groups of students, faculty or staff on overseas activities
• Independent researchers and other travelers
• Departmental administrators who oversee travel
• Chaperones for student activities