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Look Before Leaping: Risks, Liabilities, and Repair of Study Abroad in Higher Education

Look Before Leaping: Risks, Liabilities, and Repair of Study Abroad in Higher Education

by Gregory F. Malveaux


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Look before Leaping merges court trends and cases, experts’ first-hand accounts and recommendations of best practices, currently used risk-averting documents, and essential texts to bring a comprehensive study of the most common risks, liabilities, and needed repair for study abroad in higher education.

As the title implies, too often students and program leaders jump into study abroad without adequately knowing the risks involved; the results can be tragic, even deadly. Unfortunately, ill-trained, negligent program leaders contribute to the mayhem, and legal ramifications frequently follow.

At present, study abroad is experiencing its greatest growth ever. With this phenomenon more mishaps and lawsuits are occurring, demanding an increasing duty of care to manage programs.

This book is produced for experts who design and lead study abroad, and for participants who desire the safest, most educational experiences overseas. Each has a duty to be scrupulous, or to “look before leaping” into study abroad. This book is designed to armor both for possible overseas risks, and give them preparedness to work through potential threats that may be faced.

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ISBN-13: 9781475825565
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gregory F. Malveaux PhD, is a professor at Montgomery College and has been a study abroad coordinator and international education director in higher education for over a decade and a half. He has traversed over sixty countries and has led student, faculty and community-based study abroad programs to Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, and Europe. His passion to be a global citizen led him to pursue overseas studies in Africa, teach ESOL throughout Southeast Asia, Chair the English and U.S. Business Department at Nation University (formally known as Yonok University) in Thailand, and serve as a study abroad specialist in American higher education. He is dedicated to cultivating lifelong service learning and safe overseas opportunities for all.

Table of Contents

Foreword- General Honoré
Chapter 1: The Growth, Evolution and Aspects of Study Abroad
Chapter 2: The "Largest 3" Areas of Risks and Liabilities with Study Abroad
Chapter 3: The Prevalence of Medical Risks and Resulting Lawsuits in Study Abroad
Chapter 4: "Sexual assault" Risks and Liabilities with Study Abroad
Chapter 5: The Tragedy of Supervisory Neglect in Study Abroad
Chapter 6: Increasing Concerns with Cyber Threats, Identity Theft, and Terrorist Acts
Chapter 7: The Experts' Advice - Best Practices #1-6
Chapter 8: The Experts' Advice - Best Practices #7-15
Chapter 9: The Experts' Advice - Best Practices #16-23
Chapter 10: Final Thoughts and Encouragement
Appendix A: Sample Waiver A
Appendix B: Sample Waiver B
Appendix C: Sample Waiver C
Appendix D: Sample Waiver D
Appendix E: Sample Waiver E
Appendix F: Sample Waiver F
Appendix G: Sample Waiver G
Appendix H: Sample Waiver H
Appendix I: Malveaux Sample Recommended Waiver for Minimizing Risks and Liability in Study Abroad
Appendix J: Internship Agreement
Appendix K: Service Learning Agreement
Appendix L: Health Disclosure Form
Appendix M: Application for Semester or Year-Long Study Abroad
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