Travel Safety and Risk Management for International Programs

Travel Safety and Risk Management for International Programs

International Travel Policy for Carroll College Students:  The Carroll College Student International Travel Policy is included on page 30 of the Student Handbook. It is important that all students read and understand this policy before deciding to study, work or serve abroad on a Carroll-related program. Topics include (but are not limited to) requirements for Codes of Conduct, knowing and following local laws in your host country, immunizations and health insurance coverage, emergency evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage, policy on travel to countries with State Department and/or Centers for Disease Control warnings, and travel registration.

U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) Registration:  Your safety while abroad is important to us. Ultimately, your safety will be your responsibility, but by working through our office you can be assured that the program on which you plan to travel has been vetted for quality and risk mitigation. In addition, our Global Learning Office staff will remind you of the risks and rewards of studying or serving abroad, recommend high-quality international insurance for healthcare, evacuation and repatriation, and remind you to register with the State Department. We cannot guarantee that nothing will happen during your international programs, but we do strive to make sure every Carroll program is academically-challenging, life-changing, and as safe as possible.

Travel Registry:  In 2014, the Montana Board of Regents approved an International Travel Policy for Students, Faculty and Staff of public universities and colleges in Montana. Policy 325 requires all campuses to create and maintain a computer-based Travel Registry for all international travel on college-related activities. Carroll College seeks to offer the highest quality risk management services, and therefore has chosen to adhere to this Travel Registry policy.

All students, faculty and staff who apply for their international programs through the Global Learning Office’s on-line application process will automatically have their itinerary, emergency contact at home, contact overseas, and passport information entered into the Travel Registry.

Students, faculty and staff who travel internationally on Carroll-related activities who have not applied to their program through the Global Learnng Office (GLO), are encouraged to enter this information into the Travel Registry.  For a fee of $30, and a simple on-line application form, the GLO will be able to assist you with your emergency needs, communication with the local embassy and your home contacts, evacuation and other important services in the event of an emergency.