Travel Safety Trainings
Prior to venturing out, we highly recommend that you complete the "Travel Safety at Tufts" Training, which will give you an overview of
- Travel Resources available at Tufts
- Your health coverage abroad
- Tufts' Emergency Response
This training only takes around 15 minutes to complete.
Additionally, you may wish to dive into some aspects of intercultural communication and explore how intercultural misunderstandings happen. For this, we highly encourage you to complete the "Introduction to Cultural Standards" module. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Travel Safety at Tufts (Click on the picture to start)
Introduction to Cultural Standards (Click on the picture to start)
As a service to the university community, Risk Management in cooperation with the Fletcher School, offers regular International Safety Trainings throughout the semester. We highly encourage everyone who is travelling on university business to attend one of these sessions. This will allow you to familiarize yourself with basic travel safety principles as well as resources available to your through Tufts.
Attendance is limited to a maximum of 25 participants per session to keep sessions interactive.
You can register for one of the session online (simply click on the RSVP link). You may register up to 1 week in advance (space permitting).
Travel Safety 101
This session explores basic travel safety principles and explains Tufts resources for travelers.
Travel to High-Risk Areas
This session is intended for Tufts Affiliates who travel to a higher-risk location (a good gage would be countries subject to a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning). This session will explore the nitty-gritty of careful travel planning to these regions. Participants should have attended Travel Safety 101 or must be seasoned travelers.
Intercultural Communication for Travelers
This session explores concepts of Intercultural Communication as they related to travelers. This can help travelers stay safe by sidestepping some of the common the "pitfalls" of intercultural communication and enhance the experience abroad through providing a framework on how to analyze (cultural) differences.
If you are traveling a group or are a program facilitating group travel, please email Claudia Jackson to speak about the opportunity to set up an individualized training for your travel plans. Please include your target audience and number of participants as well as your travel destination.