This Student Risk Task Force (Phase 1) was convened to identify a way to collect and compile data about the significant incidents* that happen to students on their organization’s programs using a common framework so that the data can be reported publicly to education abroad stakeholders and be used to make informed decisions and build in risk mitigations where possible.

*See clause 5.1.7 of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad

The resulting proposal is available for public comment from all interested stakeholders until April 30, 2023. Click below to view the proposed plan and submit your comment.

View Proposed Data Collection Plan


This proposal represents Phase 1 of a two-phase process related to incident tracking and reporting, aimed at proposing a plan for education abroad/program provider organizations. Phase 2, to consider additional factors and develop a complementary proposal for colleges and universities, will begin after Phase 1 is complete.

Meet the 2022 Student Risk Task Force


Bill Bull, CIEE
Amelia Dietrich, The Forum on Education Abroad
Jennifer Fullick, IFSA-Butler
Eryn Kudzinski, CEA / CAPA
Marissa Lombardi, The Forum on Education Abroad
Robin Reliford, WorldStrides
Vanessa Sterling, CET Academic Programs
Stacey Tsantir, DIS Abroad


Hannah Leidich, Arcadia University College of Global Studies
Carolyn Lutes, API Abroad

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