Before you Travel
PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS SADSA
Any student who will be on medication regularly, has a chronic medical condition, or may need medical services or doctors while abroad, should make an appointment to see the CIP staff member who works directly with their specific study abroad/away program or partner. Please schedule this appointment before the end of the second week of the quarter preceding the study abroad/away experience so that appropriate arrangements can be made with the program.
If participants have a chronic medical condition, please see a medical provider soon after arriving to “establish care.” This establishes a relationship prior to the participant’s potential need for healthcare, and allows a more prompt appointment when one needs it.
All students participating in study abroad are required to have hospitalization and medical insurance that is valid outside the United States. The insurance is provided by and covered in the study abroad comprehensive fee.
Please note, many programs require additional in-country student insurance for participants.
All students participating in study away are required to have valid Accident and Sickness Insurance. This covers doctor visits, prescriptions, medical tests, hospitalization and other related costs. For all first and second year students and all international students at Kalamazoo College are required to have this medical insurance or have a waiver because they are covered by another approved plan.
Students who take prescription medications, should carry an adequate supply for the duration abroad/away in the original container with his/her name on it. The CIP staff cannot deliver medication to students. Family members will be unable to mail medication to participants abroad. Mailed mediation (even if sent by a private carrier such as FedEx or DHL), may be confiscated by customs officials. Please carry a card, tag, or bracelet that identifies any physical condition that may require emergency care.
Students who may not be able to obtain enough medication to take them for their study abroad/away program may have a health care provider give a summary of the conditions and treatments (including the medications prescribed) for the condition. Study abroad participants are still encouraged to carry at least three month’s worth of medication and study away participants at lease one month’s worth of medication.
Upon arrival to the study away program, the participant may schedule an appointment with a local physician and receive a local prescription that may be (re)filled at a local pharmacy.
For participants currently taking a controlled substance, such as any form of Ritalin or Adderal, please bring a letter from the prescribing Doctor indicating the current medication, dosage and medical indication for taking the medication.
Participants should know how to express allergies in the native language and make sure that travel companions are aware of any severe allergies. If any cause anaphylaxis, carry an EpiPen (be sure it doesn’t expire while abroad/away).
Most immunizations are not mandatory, but provide valuable protection; therefore, it is highly recommended that students remain up-to-date in their immunizations prior to departure for study abroad.
GENERAL IMMUNIZATION RECOMMENDATIONS
from the K Health Center Travel Clinic.
The Student Health Center only bills the “K” Student Health Insurance directly. For all other insurances, we will offer you an insurance-ready receipt at the time of service.
Some countries and Kalamazoo Partner programs require a combination of a date sensitive physical examination, certificate of good health, laboratory tests, and/or vaccinations as part of the study abroad application, to apply for a student visa, or for certain residency permits.
Please be advised that consulates and partner institutions can and frequently do make spontaneous changes in their student visa requirements and application process. Consult with the appropriate consulate or the CIP regarding the most recent requirements.
Most study abroad students report getting sick during their time abroad. What students eat and drink will affect their health.
In the case of accidents or injury, students should inform the the Resident Director or program partner staff as soon as possible.
Some study away students report becoming ill during their time away. At the very least many students will get the “travel cold.” Students are encouraged to visit the local doctor if they are sick for more than a few days. The Program staff will be able to provide students with a list of local doctors. Students should keep a copy of the receipt that includes the diagnosis in case symptoms return once the program ends.
In the case of accidents or injury, students should inform the Program Staff as soon as possible.
& FOOD & WATERSA
- Raw food and unfiltered water and ice
- Undercooked meat
- Live poultry around homes and/or markets
- Piercing and tattooing
- Mosquitoes, ticks, stray animals including dogs, cats and monkeys
- Swimming in freshwater
- Excess alcohol intake
It is not uncommon for students to report feeling dehydrated. Most participants do not drink enough water or liquids while on study abroad. Alcohol and caffeine increase fluid loss. To avoid dehydration, drink half your body weight of water in fluid ounces per day.
Signs and symptoms of dehydration:
- Rapid heart beat
- Lightheaded when changing position
- Dry mouth
- Deep breathing
- Reduction in urine output, increase in yellow color
- Cool and mottled extremities
If you have these symptoms, find an area out of the sun, drink fluids and rest. If you do not feel better, seek medical care.
TRAVEL HEALTH WEBSITESSADSA
Recommended by Kalamazoo College Student Health Center:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTHSADSA
Students are encouraged to be vigilant about their mental and emotional health while abroad/away. Some sites have resources available for on-site counseling. Students are encouraged to contact CIP staff during the orientation process if they have specific concerns about availability. The Counseling Center at Kalamazoo College may also assist in this process.
Study away program staff have information available upon request about local doctors, clinics, and programs available to Kalamazoo students.
In cases of crisis, the counseling center here at the College is available to the participants via Teams, phone or email. Local contacts are another good option. If a study away participant is the victim of an assault and battery, sexual assault or rape, we encourage participants to inform the Program staff and the local authorities in addition to seeking help and counseling from a crisis center or other professional.
Whether you are currently being treated for mental health concerns or if you see them as something in your past, you should know that preparing for and participating in this new experience can bring about a return or increase in symptoms. Since it is always easier to prevent or respond to difficulties if they have been anticipated ahead of time, use this guide from the K College Counseling Center to prepare for mental health considerations and services abroad. .
SEXUAL SAFETY AND HEALTHSADSA
Issues of sexuality can be complex in the home cultural environment, and much more so in one that is less familiar. While living in a culture that is unfamiliar, it is more challenging to evaluate situations and to assess risks for emotional distress, disease, and assault as a result of intentional or non-intentional sexual contact. Sexually transmitted diseases are prevalent everywhere in the world, and the HIV virus can lead to death. We strongly recommend that students educate themselves on safe sex practices, pack condoms from the U.S. when they are traveling, and be cautious about their sexual activity while abroad/away. If a participant has sexual contact without any form of protection, condom or dental dam, he/she/they should see a medical provider right away. Participants have an increased risk of STIs, including, but not limited too; HIV, Hepatitis B, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia. For further information regarding HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, please consult with Kalamazoo College’s Health Center or your physician.
Learning about the host city’s culture with regard to acceptable and safe sexual behavior, is one of the responsibilities of participants as they prepare for and experience study abroad/away. It is also very important that participants understand the local norms and patterns of relationships between genders. What are the local dating patterns? Is it the custom for females to have male friends (or vice versa) or is that considered unusual? If one accepts a drink or some other “gift”, is he/she/they tacitly consenting to sexual activity? In cases of crisis, the counseling center here at the College is available to the participants via Teams, phone or email. Local contacts are another good option. If a participant is the victim of an assault and battery, sexual assault or rape, we encourage participants to inform the Program staff and the local authorities in addition to seeking help and counseling from a crisis center or other professional.
Students on study abroad programs may find that other cultures and societies have a much different understanding of what might be considered sexual harassment than is typically the case in the United States. Likewise, there can be great variation in the binary and non-binary gender roles and also in their forms of social interaction. Part of the study abroad experience is to learn how another culture and society organizes everyday life. What might be perceived as sexual harassment in Kalamazoo might be regarded by some as being socially acceptable, albeit obnoxious and unsettling behavior.
While U.S. American laws do not extend beyond the borders of the United States, Kalamazoo College students studying abroad are bound by College policy regarding social behavior, sexual harassment, and the Honor System for their own actions. With regard to the actions of others, the Center for International Programs has worked to make our partners abroad aware of College policies regarding sexual harassment. We attempt to follow federal regulations regarding Title IX policies and reporting protocols. This means if a student feels that they have been the subject of sexual harassment during a study abroad program, the student should first report this to the Kalamazoo College program staff or to the proper University official, typically to the Dean of Students or the International Office. The student may also choose to report to a CIP staff member or to the Kalamazoo College Title IX office. Once receiving the report, either from the student or resident director (or other staff member), CIP staff are required to report to the Title IX officer at Kalamazoo College. The host university may also investigate the complaint according to their procedures. Students making a report of sexual harassment may be asked to provide details concerning the incident and the perpetrator(s). We will try to maintain confidentiality throughout the process and honor the reporting student’s request for follow up. If the harassment charge is against a Kalamazoo College student, we will make every effort to follow the procedures used on campus with adjustments for the distance, the rules, and the mores of the partner institution. To ensure the safety and well-being of others, Kalamazoo College reserves the right to suspend or terminate the accused student’s participation in the study abroad program.
The College is obligated to respond when a student on study abroad or a member of that student’s family reports to a Kalamazoo College staff member that the student has been the target of sexual harassment.
A typical response by the College would include a discussion with the student as to what happened, followed by a discussion with appropriate officials at the host institution abroad about possible courses of action. Although every effort would be made to handle these matters confidentially, Kalamazoo College has no control over how the host institution abroad may choose to handle the report of an incident of sexual harassment. Furthermore, the College’s concern for the students’ health, safety, and well-being while abroad may require that all details relating to the incident be communicated to the Kalamazoo program staff and/or the partner institution abroad.
Kalamazoo College students studying away are bound by College policy regarding social behavior, sexual harassment, and the Honor System for their own actions. With regard to the actions of others, the Center for International Programs has worked to make our partners away aware of College policies regarding sexual harassment. We attempt to follow federal regulations regarding Title IX policies and reporting protocols. This means if a student feels that she or he or they have been the subject of sexual harassment during a study away program, the student should first report this to the Program staff or to the proper University official, typically to the Dean of Students. The student may also choose to report to a CIP staff member. Once receiving the report, either from the student or other staff member, CIP staff are required to report to the Title IX officer at Kalamazoo College. The host university may also investigate the charge according to their procedures. Students making a report of sexual harassment may be asked to provide details concerning the incident and the perpetrator(s). We will try to maintain confidentiality throughout the process and honor the reporting student’s request for follow up. If the harassment charge is against a Kalamazoo College student, we will make every effort to follow the procedures used on campus with adjustments for the distance, the rules, and the mores of the partner institution. To ensure the safety and well-being of others, Kalamazoo College reserves the right to suspend or terminate the accused student’s participation in the study away program.
The College is obligated to respond when a student on study away or a member of that student’s family reports to a Kalamazoo College staff member that the student has been the target of sexual harassment. A typical response by the College would include a discussion with the student as to what happened, followed by a discussion with appropriate officials at the host institution away about possible courses of action. Although every effort would be made to handle these matters confidentially, Kalamazoo College has no control over how the host institution may choose to handle the report of an incident of sexual harassment. Furthermore, the College’s concern for the students’ health, safety, and well-being while away may require that all details relating to the incident be communicated to the Program staff.
Sexual misconduct can happen to students anywhere in the world.
Unfortunately, once students leave campus, their risk of sexual misconduct is not lowered. Kalamazoo College and the Center for International Programs take this issue extremely seriously: the following section is not meant to scare participants, but rather to provide strategies to mitigate the risk of sexual misconduct while abroad/away as well as provide information about what to do after an incident.
Below are several factors that can place students at risk for sexual misconduct. This list has been adapted from the Kalamazoo College Student sexual misconduct resource guide.
The following factors can place students at risk for being subjected to sexual misconduct:
- Use of alcohol or other drugs that impair judgment or being with someone who is using alcohol and is intoxicated
- “Hooking up” with unfamiliar persons
- Feeling pressured to engage in sexual activity or feeling like everyone else is doing it
- Feeling lonely or depressed
- Not communicating clearly about your wishes and expectations
In addition to these factors, there are additional considerations when a student is outside their familiar cultural environment. Culture, gender, and law shape personal interactions and the norms of consent in any given place. It is important to understand how the norms of consent in a host country may differ from those in the United States.
For example, if a woman allows a man into her living space, is it considered or interpreted as an invitation for sexual activity? Is sexual activity expected if a man accepts a drink or some other gift from a man? Study abroad participants may find the answers to these questions by seeking out past program participants, by speaking with international students from the host country before departure, or by talking to local women, LGBTQI community members and/or program staff while abroad. Seek these answers out. Understanding the cultural context will not only increase the level of safety for participants while abroad, but will also enrich the study abroad experience.
While laws regarding sexual misconduct greatly differ by country, incidents between Kalamazoo College students are subject to the Kalamazoo College Sexual Misconduct Policy.
RESPONDING TO SEXUAL MISCONDUCTSADSA
Sexual assault is a traumatic incident regardless of when or where it happens, but it can be particularly challenging if participants are in an unfamiliar culture and far from their normal support network. Even if the participant knows they do not want to report to the police, a first step should be to seek medical attention.
For students, CIP recommends reporting the incident to the Resident Director or local program staff member. The Resident Director is responsible for handling emergencies as well as for being a source of information for the personal health and well-being for participants. They can help participants access medical treatment, emotional support, legal counsel, and other needs.
The Resident Director at each Kalamazoo site has specific instructions for how to proceed in the event a student in the Kalamazoo program has been sexually assaulted. These instructions reflect appropriate laws and cultural practices in each site.
For students on partner programs, local staff will have a protocol to follow that includes steps similar (but not exactly the same) as to what students would experience on our own campus. Kalamazoo Resident Directors and most program partners are required as part of their protocol to contact a designated staff member in the Center for International Programs whenever such an incident is reported so the Center can initiate campus protocol in assisting the student.
Once a Resident Director has informed a CIP staff member, it is typically the practice of the CIP to talk with the survivor directly to ensure the student has received the appropriate medical and counseling assistance available locally. CIP staff members must follow campus protocol and notify the Kalamazoo College Title IX officer. The CIP staff member will inform campus counselors, parents, or other campus personnel only with the consent of the survivor. If students wish to talk with someone who will maintain confidentiality, students may notify the campus Chaplain Liz Candido (Elizabeth.Candido@kzoo.edu or ++ 269.337.7361) or a member of the Counseling Center (oncall phone is ++269.598.6907 or email@example.com). The Counseling Center and the Chaplin are the only confidential resources available on campus.
Immediately following a sexual assault:
- Get to a safe place. Your safety is the HIGHEST priority. If you feel unsafe, please contact someone.
- Seek help from someone you trust.
- Inform the Resident Director. Resident Directors have been trained to respond to students in times of crisis. Their first priority will be your physical well-being and providing emotional support. They can also provide you with information regarding next steps.
- Avoid showering/bathing, brushing your teeth, or urinating (if possible) before you receive medical care. This will keep evidence intact should if the student chooses to make a police report at any time.
- Seek medical attention.
- Write (or ask the Resident Director or a friend to help) a detailed report of the incident. As time passes, students may forget details that may be important should the student decide to press charges.
- Listen to the Resident Director for legal, medical, and psychological information and support.
- Students are strongly encouraged to seek medical attention after a sexual misconduct incident. A doctor can not only collect evidence of the sexual misconduct and also check for STIs, provide emergency contraception and other treatments, and treat any injuries. If a student chooses to make a report to the police, understand that sexual misconduct laws vary greatly by country. The Resident Director and other program staff can help participants understand local laws and procedures.
Sexual misconduct is a very traumatic experience, and it takes time to recover. Personal and emotional support is essential to recovering from sexual misconduct. It will likely impact your ability to function or concentrate. Some students find it helpful to talk to a counselor during this time. Upon return to the United States, students may have unique challenges reintegrating to K.
Continue to seek support from friends, and consider utilizing on- and off-campus resources such as the Counseling Center or the Kalamazoo YWCA. Because many K students tend to participate in programs with other K students, participants may also find themselves supporting a friend who has experienced sexual misconduct. Friends of participants are encouraged to follow the “response to sexual misconduct” steps outlined previously.
Physical assault is a traumatic event that can occur in any environment, whether on K’s campus or abroad/away. As a sojourner, participants are typically more visible than what they are used to being and thus more likely to attract interest, whether positive or negative.
Maintaining personal safety can be complex in one’s own cultural environment and much more so in one that is less familiar. It is more challenging to read situations and to assess risks to physical safety. Even though only a handful of students report being mugged or physically assaulted, it is a traumatic experience.
RESPONDING TO PHYSICAL ASSAULTSADSA
We encourage participants to inform Resident Directors or local Program staff when this occurs. On-site staff may assist in getting participants to the hospital, reporting the incident to the police, and reporting the incident to the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate, if applicable.
As part of the on-site orientation, we expect that participants will be given information about locating local contact numbers for agencies and organizations that deal with crisis issues such as assault, rape, suicide, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, depression, etc. On Kalamazoo programs we ask our Resident Directors to include this in the materials students receive at orientation.
If participants need help in one of these areas, we hope they will seek it out. In addition, the CIP urges participants to talk with the Resident Director or a staff member at the program. These are highly personal issues and it is difficult to talk to anyone about them. The Kalamazoo Directors have experience in helping students through tough times. Local contacts are another good option. If a study abroad participant is the victim of an assault and battery, sexual assault or rape, we encourage participants to inform the Resident Director and the local authorities in addition to seeking help and counseling from a crisis center or other professional.
RESOURCES IN CASE OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCTSADSA
Kalamazoo College Sexual Misconduct Policy
Kalamazoo College Counseling Center
CDC Sexual Violence
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN Nation Sexual Assault Hotline (internet based)
Title IX resources at Kalamazoo College:
University of Michigan Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center’s Common Reactions to Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad: provides tips to stay safe, live chat for immediate support, and an international crisis-line to call for advice and/or counseling.
Additional Health Resources
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Finding a doctor or hospital abroad – U.S. Department of State
- World Health Organization (WHO) – info on disease outbreaks
- K College Counseling Center
- K College Student Health Center
- Overeaters Anonymous
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa
- Alcoholics Anonymous
GENERAL SAFETY INFO SADSA
Participants will have to learn some new “street smarts” that are suitable to the program location. We suggest that students spend the first couple of days on-site engaged in the orientation program
for the city. Learn which and/or when certain neighborhoods or districts should be avoided. Learn the transportation system, so one can get home. Learn how to ask for and understand directions.
SAFETY AND SECURITY MONITORING SA
The Center for International Programs’ staff carefully monitors current events in every study abroad site through international media and through our contacts and staff abroad. The CIP also receives regular updates from the U.S. embassies closest to our sites. If there is any concern about the safety of our students abroad, the CIP maintains close contact with parents, students, and our contacts abroad to resolve any problems.
LEVEL OF SECURITY AND BULLETINS SA
If you are concerned about — or just interested in— the level of safety and security in any part of the world, the U.S. Department of State maintains a comprehensive international travel website for each country. There you can find information on crime, safety, medical facilities, entry/exit requirements, and much more, including safety bulletins as soon as they are issued.
Safety bulletins (also known as travel warnings) are issued when events or threats in a city, country, or region lead the U.S. Department of State to warn traveling U.S. citizens about possible safety or security concerns. The Center for International Programs recommends that parents and students pay attention to the travel warnings issued by the Department of State prior to departure and while the student is abroad.
WATCH OUT FOR MANIPULATIVE STRATEGIES! SADSA
Learn how to blend in–how to dress, how to act, how to walk, how to deal with looks or approaches by strangers. Watch, ask, and imitate the locals. Here are some general tips; ask your Program Staff for more particulars:
- Be prepared to give-up some independence and freedom of expression; plan on living by the new city’s “rules.” What was okay to do in Kalamazoo may not be okay in the host city.
- Participants should try to look as though they know where they are going, even when lost.
- Confidence will deter potential muggers/pickpockets. Don’t dangle purses or cameras from your wrist. Backpacks and big purses can be targets; Don’t carry wallets in a back pocket. Don’t carry large amounts of cash.
- Know the dangerous areas of a new community before making it a habit to walk alone.
- Don’t walk or ride the bus alone at night–spend the money on a reputable taxi.
- When staying in a hotel make sure it has a good security system – locks, keys, door person, etc.
- Do not hitchhike–this is policy!
- Always know or plan how to get home before heading out the door for the evening. Let someone know the location and expected time of return. When Kalamazoo College students are assaulted or robbed on the street, and it doesn’t happen often, it most frequently occurs late at night. Don’t travel alone–this is policy!
- We strongly discourage students from “couch surfing” or using Craig’s list to find inexpensive places to stay. While this may be inexpensive, students are risking their personal well-being by staying in housing with strangers.
- Do not give out personal information to unknown persons. Think twice about riding in a taxi alone. Whenever possible, call a reputable taxi service –find the number after arrival and carry it at all times.
- Be alert when sightseeing; pay attention to the people and the environment.
- Always have extra money to get back “home” in case of an emergency.
- Don’t leave friends at bars or clubs alone, especially at night. Watch out for each other.
- Be moderate with your consumption of alcohol. Being drunk makes participants an easier target for robbery, assault, etc. Listen to friends if you’ve been drinking and they think it’s time to go home.
- Trust your instincts – if a situation feels wrong, trust that and get out – even if you might offend others.
These are designed to generate uncharacteristic behavior or actions, and can put you at risk. Common manipulative strategies are:
- Overly charming or being over-friendly for self-gain.
- Unsolicited giving to create a feeling of indebtedness.
- Unsolicited promises that can also be false.
- Refusing to accept “No” for an answer.
- Forced Teaming – Forming a false sense of bonding between the manipulator and the target in order to establish premature trust.
- Typecasting – insulting someone because of their membership to a group such as ethnicity, race, nationality, etc. Designed to manipulate a potential target and put her/him on the defensive to prove its inaccuracy.
COUNTERING MANIPULATION SADSA
The Counseling Center offers these thoughts to help students develop their own responses to manipulative strategies.
Trust yourself if you are feeling manipulated and respond based on that feeling. Second-guessing yourself could make you vulnerable.
Typically, it doesn’t work to argue or try to change the manipulator’s mind or to point out the manipulation. Taking a clearly assertive (firm) stand, “I’m not interested in talking about that/engaging in that activity/or having a relationship with you,” are all appropriate.
It’s very important, once you’ve decided on the message you want to send, that you are consistent. Straying from your message, even a little, will bring the manipulation back and make it more resistant to change.
Regarding Forced Teaming specifically: Trust your instincts – there is almost always an agenda with trust that comes very quickly.
ADDITIONAL TRAVEL SAFETY RESOURCES SADSA
U.S. Embassy/Consulate Travel Registration – we urge you to register online! It’s easy, and registration allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad that the U.S. Department of State can use to assist you in case of an emergency. Americans residing abroad can also get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate
“Game of Pawns” – a precautionary movie about how to avoid being pulled into spy scams (Source: FBI)
Students Abroad – Ready to buckle up, put on your headphones, peruse your in-flight magazine, and begin your travel adventure? Not so fast! Check out this site first!
Culture of Safety – A practical guide to studying abroad
Center for Global Education Study Abroad Student Handbook
Websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions – from the U.S. Department of State
SAFTI Project Website – resources to support study abroad, emphasizing health and safety issues and resources for U.S. colleges and universities supporting study abroad.
Know Before You Go – Customs info from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES SADSA
True emergencies are actually quite rare. While losing luggage or tickets is inconvenient, they are not emergencies. Emergencies are situations in which there is an immediate threat to a student’s health and/or safety. Kalamazoo College has an emergency procedure in place for Kalamazoo programs. A participant’s first call should be to the Resident Director/Program staff of the program, pertaining to any life-threatening matters, of course.
Emergencies at home: people need to know how to get in touch with participants on site–especially if students are away from the program or after the program has ended. Please inform the Resident Director/Program staff at the study away site if there has been a family emergency. Participants must have a leave of absence approved by the Program and the Executive Director of the Center for International Programs in order to be excused from classes to return home in a family emergency.
Note: you must return and complete the academic program there to receive credit.
EMERGENCY EVACUATION INFORMATION SA
The College has purchased insurance that offers all Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff international travel services:
- Travel Assistance
- Travel Medical Assistance
- Security Assistance
Included in this coverage is insurance coverage for medical, political, or natural disaster evacuation services. It is also possible to receive security reports on countries and general information on cities around the world. Students, faculty, and staff can also receive assistance with such things as lost baggage, lost travel documents, or referrals to the local embassy or consulate.
EMERGENCY CONTACTS SA DSA
- Center for International Programs (Voice) 269.337.7133
- Center for International Programs (Fax) 269.337.7400
- Dr. Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Executive Director (Cell) 269.267.5800
- Mrs. Alayna Lewis, Assistant Director for International Students & Study Abroad in the Americas (Cell) 269.251.8876
- Mr. Tony Nelson, Assistant Director of Student Engagement (Cell) 773.870.6825
- Ms. Asia Bennett, Assistant Director and Exchange Student Advisor (Cell) 734.883.3064
· Dr. Sally Read, Operations Manager (Cell) 734.646.4920
If students cannot reach anyone in the Center for International Programs, they should phone the Campus Safety office at 269.337.7321; the Safety office will notify one of the staff. If you wish to contact the Center for International Programs