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The Center for Global Education promotes international education to foster cross-cultural awareness, cooperation and understanding. Living and working effectively in a global society requires learning with an international perspective.

We promote this type of learning by collaborating with colleges, universities and other organizations around the world.
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Since most education abroad professionals are not health care experts, it is important to go to outside resources such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. State Department and other resources to prepare health information for students. NAFSA’s Guide to Education Abroad for Advisors and Administrators recommends forming a partnership with your institutions student health center for health orientations and as a resource for students when they return. It is up to each institution to determine what information will be provided to meet the needs of its own programs and students. Joan Elias Gore, Judith Green, Chapter 5,Health Issues and Advising Responsibilities. NAFSA’s Guide to Education Abroad for Advisors and Administrators, Third Edition, p.261.

Program administrators should consider what information to provide students prior to departure and what to provide on-site. Students may not read all the materials, so a balance must be sought between written and verbal information. Orientation sessions abroad may also include visits to medical care facilities, the U.S. embassy or consulate, police, transportation centers, etc.

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