Health and SafetyThe health and safety of our participants is a major concern for the Glavin Office of International Programs. Every effort is made to ensure that our students, faculty and staff have the resources and information they need for a successful education abroad experience. Though absolute safety cannot be guaranteed abroad, just as it cannot be guaranteed in the United States, Babson is committed to taking the necessary steps to maximize participant safety. We believe that reducing risk is a collaborative effort between Babson students, faculty, and staff as well as our partners in managing those risks.
Babson College has certain protocols and guidelines in place to minimize risk to our student participants:
» We monitor U.S. government advisories, considering both those issued by in-country embassies and consulates and by the Department of State in Washington, D.C.
» Our staff are in contact with all students abroad, and students are kept updated on travel warnings or potential threats in their area.
» Babson students abroad are integrated into our institutional crisis response plan. As such, students who are studying abroad can contact Babson College Public Safety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
» Students attend mandatory pre-departure orientation sessions during which health and safety issues are covered in detail.Babson College endorses the recommendations of both the Forum on Education Abroad's Standards of Good Practice and the NAFSA: Association of International Educators' health and safety task force findings, Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health and Safety, developed by the Interorganizational Task Force on Safety and Responsibility in Study Abroad.