CSU’s Risk Management Planning

CSU is constantly assessing programs and policies to mitigate the risks for students while abroad.

Here are some of the steps, which CSU takes to ensure that students have the safest experience possible:

  • Require all CSU undergraduates & graduates to register their travels with the CSU Office of International Programs & the U.S. Dept. of State’s Smart Traveler’s Enrollment Program (STEP)
  • Monitor current events through listservs provided by
    • U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
    • U.S. Department of State’s Travel Warning and Advisory updates
    • Center for Disease Control
    • U. S. Geological Survey for earthquakes and related natural disasters
  • Provide and/or require insurance for all CSU students
  • Provide travel consultations and continued support through the CSU Health Network
  • Require a logistical review for programs to ensure thoughtful consideration of risk mitigation and emergency planning
  • Affiliate only with reputable service providers, who can provide insurance and emergency plans
  • Create a multi-tiered emergency response plan
  • Provide safety resources for faculty leading groups abroad
  • Provide on-site risk assessment for top student destinations

Process for Travel to Countries designated as higher risk

For students traveling to a country designated as high risk, a mandatory petition process must be completed.