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 OEA 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 OEA, may most appropriately provide some information.

More information on participant responsibilities.

*Adapted from NAFSA's "Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health and Safety".

Emergency Contact Information

Office for Education Abroad

The Office for Education Abroad 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.