Travel Safety Planning in Short-term International Travel with Students

The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies (OIPES) invites all faculty and staff interested in taking students abroad to join us for a workshop about the development and planning of faculty/staff-led short-term study abroad programs. Our workshop facilitator and presenter will be Lex Enrico Santí, Coordinator for International Travel Safety at Cornell University.  His presentation will focus on travel safety and best practice in the field of international education for faculty/staff-led study abroad programs.

The adage is “Failing to plan is planning to fail”.  No one knows this better than someone who has weathered his own missteps as a young program developer at George Mason’s study abroad office and learned from his mistakes. Lex Enrico Santí now manages the development and travel safety plans of over fifty programs a year at Cornell. In this presentation, Santí will go over how travel safety fits into the overall plan of short-term study abroad travel management. Designed to be an interactive presentation, there will be a lot of group discussion and team exercises on scenarios dealing with travel safety issues.  

Lex Enrico Santí has been Cornell’s first Coordinator for International Travel Safety since 2011. He has worked in higher education at Washington University in Saint Louis, Webster University, George Mason University and Hobart and William Smith. He has traveled and worked extensively around the world, visiting over 20 countries and has lived in Spain, South Korea, and Romania. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania and returned to Romania in 2006 as a translation scholar. He holds an MSW from Washington University in Saint Louis with a concentration in Social Justice and Mental Health and an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. He speaks fluent Spanish and Romanian and can say thank you in over 20 languages.
Participants are invited to stay for a reception and light refreshments with the workshop facilitator and International Programs staff from 4:30-5:00

(Register here)

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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