Study Abroad Program in China is dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of all of our students.
All Student Affairs staff are carefully selected, knowledgeable professionals, trained in recognizing and handling the needs of study abroad students. They are in constant communication with China-based staff regarding matters relating to our students. In case of an emergency, New York staff is contacted immediately. They communicate with the student’s emergency contact and the home institution. In case of an emergency, parents should contact our New York 24/7 emergency hotline.
All programs are managed by a Resident or Program Director. This person speaks Chinese fluently and has lived or studied in the city. The designated Director is available to students 24/7 in case of emergency through an emergency hotline. This number is meant for students finding themselves in difficult situations such as a medical emergency, an accident or being lost.
Each university welcoming our students is staffed with professionals who provide assistance and advice.
Each student will receive two orientations. The first will be a pre-departure orientation conducted by a New York Student Affairs Staff member in person or via Skype. This orientation will cover health and safety, rules and regulations, registration information, and practical suggestions for your trip. The second will be an on-site orientation in China, which will cover detailed city-specific information, guidelines for health and safety, academic and practical information as well as cultural awareness tips to smooth your transition.
We provide travel health insurance which includes major medical and evacuation coverage for our students. We will also furnish students with information about international health clinics where they will be residing. Details will be provided in your acceptance package and pre-departure orientation.
We have developed a Crisis Management Plan to ensure the safety and security of our students in case of a true emergency.