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Health & Safety


Babson College considers the health and safety of students on education abroad opportunities one of its top priorities. While no organization or institution can guarantee the safety of participants, the risks can be significantly reduced if program staff, students, parents, and advisers at the host and home institutions all work together.

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's health and safety policies, procedures and guildelines are meant to support a safe and successful education abroad experience. Please familiarize yourself with these materials and resources prior to your travels abroad:
  • Preparation and Planning
  • Insurance and Medical Assistance
  • Staying Healthy and Safe Abroad
  • Alcohol, Drugs & Education Abroad
  • In an Emergency
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.