Category: Operations

When conducting study abroad and travel programs– whether on short-term (1 week to a month) or long-term (1 semester to a year) programs – universities must ensure they provide a line of protection for their students, by creating a customized, program-specific safety and security plan. Now is the best time for universities to have appropriate measures in place to support their students while ensuring they fulfill their duty of care obligation. By simply utilizing one or more of the following safety and security services, universities will limit the students’ exposure to a potential crisis and give them added confidence, even in the most challenging of locations.

On the night of June 28, three well-trained assailants launched coordinated attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. After attempting to breach the terminal’s initial security checkpoint, two of the militants engaged airport security in a gun battle. Both assailants then detonated themselves, while the third did the same outside the airport’s international terminal. Forty-one people…