The Forum is honored to be shortlisted as a finalist for Best Travel Safety Initiative in WYSE Travel Confederation’s Global Youth Travel Awards!
The Forum’s safety initiative is a multi-faceted and ever-evolving approach that responds to the needs of a growing field. At the foundation are the health and safety standards infused throughout the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad and supporting publications. The initiative builds from there to include health and safety training for beginners and experienced professionals, an annual one-day event for safety and risk management specialists, and, most recently, the new and improved Critical Incident Database, an online tool that allows users to track critical incidents that occur on their education abroad programs in order to ensure proper response and reporting. The combined efforts, conservatively, reach more than 2000 professionals representing universities and program provider organizations each year, which in turn has affected the educational experiences of hundreds of thousands of students since the initiative began.
Winners will be announced at the Global Youth Travel Awards gala dinner on October 11. Thank you to WYSE Travel Confederation and the award judges for this opportunity and for recognition of The Forum’s health and safety efforts!