Global ExperiencesPlanning to travel abroad with students not on an official CU study abroad program? We call that a Global Experience and Education Abroad (EA) is here to help!
Why work with EA?EA will support you throughout your Global Experience. We work with over 2,000 CU Boulder students going abroad every year and have amassed an expertise in international travel and health, safety and security planning. Our goal is to help prepare you for the best possible experience abroad and to guide you through some of the basic precautions you can take to create a positive experience for your participants. Collaboration with EA is also mandatory per the International Travel and Programs Policy for CU Boulder.
There is a fee for these services, which starts at $100 per participant for the first month abroad.
What will EA do for you?
- Provide orientation materials
- Offer a pre-departure health, safety and security workshop for all group leaders
- Offer a pre-departure health, safety and security workshop for all participants
- Collect emergency contact information
- Enroll all participants in an international comprehensive medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance plan
- Review your travel plans
- Monitor the security situation of the countries you’re in
- Be available via phone for 24/7 emergencies
Useful resources provided by EA:
- International Travel and Programs Policy for CU Boulder
- Global Experience Participant Handbook
- International Insurance policy
Additional resources for planning:
- CU Education Abroad's website on travel and safety
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers can provide a directory of English-speaking doctors in 500 cities in 120 countries.
- World Health Organization
- NAFSA resources on short-term international experience planning and best practices
- The Forum on Education Abroad - Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
- U.S. Department of State
- Entry Requirements/Visas
- Currency Converter
- Exchange Rates
- U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings
- U.S. Department of State Tips for Students Abroad
- Overseas Security and Advisory Council
- U.S. Embassies
- Foreign Consular Offices in the United States
- International SOS: CU's membership code is 11BCAS000006.
- CU Boulder Travel Policy (e.g. travel authorization, ticket purchase, etc.):
- Export Controls
- CU Boulder Human Research Committee