In order to help ensure the safety and well being of FAU students, faculty, and employees , the Office of the Provost, in conjunction with Education Abroad created the FAU Education Abroad Safety and Security Committee (the “Committee”). The Committee advises Education Abroad and the University on best practices in the areas of student safety and program security for international studies. The Committee also reviews petitions for FAU approved study abroad programs, or access to approved affiliated study abroad programs, in locations of high risk.  The Committee will consider exceptions to the general prohibition based on a careful review of the safety and related features of the program under review, and the academic need and merits of the program being proposed.   Such exemptions may be granted only when petitioned by University program leaders or organizers. The Committee will also deliberate on the suspension of any approved program in locations and any other location where there may be an FAU program or affiliation, when world conditions alter the safety and security assessment of a program. Committee recommendations will be advisory to the Provost who will decide if an exemption should be granted or a program suspended. In emergent circumstances, when time does not permit a full committee meeting, the Provost may act independently or upon a recommendation of Education Abroad.

2017 - 2018 Committee

Director, Education Abroad Liz Vocasek
Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement Mihaela Metianu
Assistant Director, Education Abroad Madison McShane
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Larry Faerman
Office of Legal Counsel        Daniel Jones
Director, Student Health Services      John Yeh
Risk Management Officer                                                           Arnie Harrison
FAU Ombudsman                                        Angie Gifford
Professor of Economics and Committee Chair Rupert Rhodd
FAU Police Chief Sean Brammer





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