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Announcements : Health and Safety Updates

Announcement: Health and Safety Updates

Ways Fairfield University Supports Students’ Safety While Abroad

Ways Fairfield University Supports Students’ Safety While Abroad
Students attending our Global Programs are required to follow Fairfield University travel policies as well as those of the host program and country. Fairfield University monitors risk factors for our study abroad destinations and updates our travel policy and procedures in response to changing risk. Due to the changing nature of travel advisories, warnings and restrictions in place around the world in response to health and security matters, students will also be referred to links of websites as a precaution to help them be as informed as possible. 

Fairfield University registers all students studying internationally with CISI Health and Safety Insurance for the duration of their program abroad.  CISI monitors the globe for risk and reports to Fairfield in the event of natural disaster, political/civil unrest, or health risks for any location in which our students are present.  For this reason, Fairfield has a standing requirement that all students must complete the CISI travel log every Thursday by 12noon with their location/travel plans for the upcoming weekend as well as any time they are traveling outside of their host city.  The travel log must be completed even if the student intends to remain in their host city. The mandatory travel log is part of Fairfield University’s Risk Management protocol and facilitates management of the safety and wellbeing of our students abroad. Failure to submit a weekly log may result in dismissal from the program.
Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution.  U.S. citizens should:
  1. Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  2. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive information and alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency overseas.
  3. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
As a reminder – the CISI App provides a “Emergency Check In” which can be used at any point in time and from any location when a student would like immediate assistance through the Manage Itinerary portal.  This feature will connect the student to an international CISI agent who will assist the student through the situation.

All students also have access to 24/7 support through our partner site staff in each location. It's best to keep those phone numbers and resources in a place for easy use and access.

For the most up to date information on COVID Health and Safety, please visit this link.