Once your participants are confirmed you will continue to work with the Education Abroad office in order to prepare for your program departure. Our office can provide guidance and resources in the following areas:
- Cultural/travel resources that might help you conduct research or help you coach students for preparing for their program
- Securing visas for you or your students (if applicable)
- Insurance options for you and your students
- Program accounting, making reservations and payments
We are in the process of adding more resources and information - check back soon!
Required Faculty Training
You will be invited to attend required faculty training that will cover a variety of important topics. You will be contacted about your availability to attend a training meeting prior to your departure.
It is important to familiarize yourself with RIT’s International Emergency Response Plan which outlines the steps you should take in the event of an international emergency. In addition to RIT’s International Emergency Response Plan, you can always quickly report an international emergency and be connected to RIT public safety by using the Report An International Emergency button located at the bottom of all of our website pages.
In addition, you should become familiar with the locations of the nearest hospitals and U.S. embassy in your program location and also register (and encourage your students to register) with the U.S. State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment (S.T.E.P.) program. This free program allows travelers to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate and will provide you with important information about safety conditions and travel warnings.