Education Abroad (EA)

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Managing Health Abroad: Three Institutional Approaches to Empowering Students

Friday, June 2
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
LACC, Room 411

Are you uncomfortable handling health information or having a health-related conversation with students? In this session, learn how three institutions are empowering students to manage their health abroad through the use of innovative advising techniques, self-guided resources, and on-campus collaborations.

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Andrea C. Drake

Director of Int'l Health, Safety, and Security
University of Massachusetts Amherst

As the Director of International Health, Safety, and Security, Andrea is responsible for developing systems to support students, staff, and faculty traveling abroad as well as the implementation of comprehensive international travel safety policies and strategies for campus. Prior to this role, Andrea managed a national personal finance program at an educational non-profit based in New York City. Andrea earned a dual B.A. degree from Northeastern University in International Affairs and Languages, Literature, and Cultures with a minor in Middle East Studies. Her undergraduate program included two full time co-ops working at Amnesty International and The Boston Globe as well as periods studying abroad in Paris and the Middle East. Her travel experience continued post-college with a summer volunteering in Haiti. Andrea received her Master's in Higher Education Administration from UMass Amherst. She holds a leadership position in Pulse, a national network of international health, safety, and security professionals in higher education.

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Patrick Morgan

Senior Advisor for International Health, Safety, and Security
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Patrick Morgan has worked in the field of international health, safety, and security at the University of Michigan since 2011, is a Steering Committee member of the Overseas Security Advisory Council’s (OSAC) Academic Working Group, and is a member of PULSE. Among other responsibilities at U-M, Patrick provides emergency support for all U-M travelers abroad and creates resources and systems that over 30 international education units can use to prepare students and faculty leaders for international travel.

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Jason Hope

Director of International Health, Safety & Security
University of Kentucky

Jason Hope has served as the University of Kentucky (UK)'s Director of International Health, Safety & Security since 2015. His position focuses on issues related to risk in Education Abroad programming, supporting employee and student travel overseas, setting institutional policy, managing international insurance policies, and serving as the university's international crisis manager. He co-chairs NAFSA's Education Abroad Knowledge Community's Health & Safety Subcommittee and is actively involved with PULSE, a nationwide network of university international risk managers. He holds bachelors degrees in Spanish and International Relations, a master's degree in Higher Education Administration, and a graduate certificate in Emergency Management.

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