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The Challenge of International Oversight

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The International Office of The University of Texas at Austin is proud to host its first conference focused on the challenge of assessing, managing, and mitigating international travel risk faced by US education abroad students. Join peers and experts to explore the many challenges of international oversight.
Intentionally small in scale, conference sessions are formatted to promote collegial dialogue and the lively exchange of ideas through attendee participation. This will be an excellent opportunity for participants to network and collaborate with other education abroad professionals.

“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full." – Henry Kissinger

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in gaining a broad knowledge of study abroad emergency management, safety preparation, legal concerns, travel to high risk regions, and other issues related to international oversight of student travel.

  • International Office directors
  • Study abroad directors
  • Crisis response specialists
  • Risk and insurance specialists
  • Study abroad coordinators
  • Study abroad advisers
  • Leaders who wish to recognize, understand, and manage risk more effectively

Learning Outcomes

This conference will help individual leaders and professionals develop their institutional approaches to analyzing and mitigating international travel risk.  

The program agenda features a combination of broad and specific approaches to the many components of international oversight in an academic setting. Attendees will learn from seasoned University of Texas at Austin staff, including Global Risk & Safety, Study Abroad, Dean of Students, and other campus experts. 

In addition, special guests from The University of Texas System Office of Risk Management, Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), and emergency assistance providers are scheduled to contribute.

Scheduling and Pricing

  • $299 Early-bird Special (1 October - 15 December)
  • $349 Regular Price (16 December - 13 February)
  • Price includes catered breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks
  • Conference is tentatively planned for 8:00am-5:00pm on 13 February 2015.
  • All activities will take place at the University of Texas at Austin campus.

To register for the conference, click “Add to Cart” at upper right, or contact a Program Coordinator at 512-471-4633

Program Format

The conference is comprised of concurrent sessions with a plenary lunchtime speaker. The program offers an assortment of interactive exercises, case studies, panel discussions, and presentations that will help participants examine the complex nature of international risk assessment and mitigation, crisis management, and safety planning.

Consulting Services Available

For customized training or consultation services, please contact us.

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