Risk Management |
From the July/August 2018 Net Assets magazine
The following is an excerpt of the article "The More You Know," which covers nine additional topics (see box below).
By Julie Strom and Michael Blacher, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
The world is getting smaller and students are exploring it in greater numbers. Exchange programs and stays with host families, once an oddity, are increasingly the norm. As schools integrate these programs into their curriculum, families expect their children to participate in them.
Yet with travel and home stays comes inherent risk. We have found that many schools participate in these programs without adequately preparing for them. Students are sent abroad with little if any preparation, parents are not adequately informed of what the trip entails, and host families are not apprised of the expectations and requirements that accompany the host student. Schools often fail to consider relevant federal and state law.
Before sending students abroad or hosting a student, schools should at a minimum consider the following:
Exchange programs and stays with host families can be rewarding. They can also result in accidents, misconduct and liability. Travel wisely.
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