14th Annual Institute on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management: Rebuilding the Field for Resilience

Virtual: Monday, June 26, 2023
In-Person: Wednesday, June 28 & Thursday, June 29, 2023
Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by Temple University
See current sponsors


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The Annual Institute for Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management, is education abroad’s signature annual event focusing on the risk management issues faced daily by higher education organizations and institutions. This event is for anyone in international education interested in learning more about supporting the wellbeing and safety of travelers.

The Institute will include concurrent and plenary sessions that will provide participants with a wealth of tools to review, strengthen, and improve institutional and organizational strategies for risk mitigation, incident prevention, emergency response, and overall wellbeing for travelers and professionals.


Pre-Institute Workshop

Please consider joining us early on Wednesday, June 28 at 8:30 am for a pre-institute workshop:

Mental Health Through the Lens of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Institute attendees can take advantage of a $75 discount on workshop registration.

Workshop Fees for the standalone workshop:
  • Member: $300 (regular); $375 (late)
  • Nonmember: $380 (regular); $455 (late)

When you Register select Full Institute with Mental Health Workshop ($75 off total price) to take advantage of the package discount!

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Contact events@forumea.org if you have any questions.


Goals of the Institute

  • Enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad by analyzing requirements and sharing examples of best practices;
  • Explore approaches from within as well as outside the field of education abroad; and
  • Enhance the overall safety and security of education abroad for the benefit of all participants.

Themes of interest to this year’s Institute

  • The changing landscape of students’ experiences abroad (including research, internships, service learning, short-term), travel to more non-traditional locations, and meeting the personalization and customization needs of current students.
  • Promoting emotional wellbeing for faculty, staff, and students
  • Supporting faculty, staff, and student travelers through robust pre-departure preparation to encourage resilience and emotional wellbeing, increase risk mitigation, and promote positive outcomes
  • Best practices for supporting the health, safety, and security of underserved and underrepresented populations in education abroad
  • Preparing faculty to lead education abroad programs: defining roles, responsibilities, and good practices in faculty-led programs
  • Accomplishing more with less and managing competing priorities in under-resourced offices:
    • Scaling for reduced staffing/resources
    • Changing definition of risk management profession
    • One person offices vs teams of support
  • Climate change and its impact on risk assessment and mitigation in education abroad (i.e. wildfires, natural disasters)
  • Grappling with impossible questions (for example: nuclear fallout, cybersecurity, etc.) and setting expectations with stakeholders
  • The field of international risk management and global health, safety, and security: seeking a full-time health and safety role, advocating for a position at your institution, collaborating with other practitioners, and thinking strategically amidst the ever-evolving state of higher education.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Forum offers unparalleled opportunities for visibility to audiences across the education abroad and global learning space. To sponsor this or one of our other events please visit our Event Sponsorship Opportunities page.


Full Conference (in-person and virtual)

Registration Type Early-Bird Fee Regular Fee Late Registration
MEMBER $399 $449 $499
NON-MEMBER $499 $549 $599

Virtual only

Registration Type Early-Bird Fee Regular Fee Late Registration
MEMBER $99 $149 $199
NON-MEMBER $149 $199 $249

Rate Schedule

  • Early bird registration fees are effective: Opening to 5 May, 2023
  • Regular registration fees are effective: 6 May, 2023 to 2 Jun, 2023
  • Late registration fees are effective: From 3 Jun, 2023

Note: All presenters are required to register for the Institute by the early-bird deadline. Registration is now open! 

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*To register for the Institute, you’ll need to sign into our online portal. If you haven’t yet set up your account in the portal, you can follow the instructions here

Current Sponsors

Event Space

Temple CIBER logo
Temple University’s Fox School of Business created a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in October 2002, thanks to a four year grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Because of its excellence in academic research, curriculum development and outreach programs in international business, Temple CIBER, housed at the Fox School of Business, has been renewed five more times with funding through Fall 2026.

Virtual HSI Program Sponsor

The Ohio State CIBER
The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, believes business leadership requires a distinct and nuanced set of skills for a world that’s changing at a pace never before seen. Innovation and entrepreneurial curiosity can create new markets and disruption virtually overnight. A strong global perspective questions the familiar and presents the potential to forge untold partnerships.


International SOS
Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group, headquartered in London & Singapore, is trusted by 9,500 organisations, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500 as well as mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions, and NGOs. 13,000 multi-cultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days.


On Call International
On Call International: For more than 25 years, On Call has enabled academic institutions to take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing travel emergencies when they arise, but planning for and even preventing them before they happen.
Starr Insurance Companies

Starr Insurance Companies is a leading insurance and investment organization, providing commercial property and casualty insurance, including travel and accident coverage, to almost every imaginable business and industry in virtually every part of the world.



The Healix Group of Companies has been providing healthcare and risk management solutions to clients around the world since 1992, offering bespoke services to clients who want control over their health, travel and risk provision.




Mercer: For over 75 years, providing trusted advice and solutions to build healthier and more sustainable futures for their clients, colleagues and communities.



At Allegiant Global Partners we firmly believe that bigger isn’t always better. Our dedicated team of diverse staff brings you more than just access to global insurance expertise – they are our clients’ allies. This personalized approach sets us apart from other brokers — and has contributed to a 100% client retention rate since our inception.



Sara's wish foundation logo Sara’s Wish Foundation: Generously Supports Health and Safety Programming at The Forum on Education Abroad with Scholarships.


Maureen Gordon, Temple University (Co-chair)
Christine Sprovieri, Brown University (Co-chair)
Ashley Krutz, Florida State University
Annika Turner, Tuck School of Business at Darmouth College
Kim Priebe, UNC Chapel Hill
Molly Roe, Susquehanna University
Seth Tucker, Syracuse University
Jason Kinnear, UNC – Chapel Hill
Patrick Morgan, University of Michigan
Jacleen Mowery, Temple University
Julie Pollard, University of California Systemwide (UCEAP)
Marissa Lombardi, The Forum on Education Abroad, lombardm@forumea.org