Education Abroad


WS19 - Health, Safety, and Risk Management in Education Abroad

Monday, May 30
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: CCC, 302

Member Fee: $355.00 | Non-member Fee: $482.00

Gain competencies needed to identify, research, assess, and communicate health, safety, and security issues in education abroad programs. Formulate a plan to manage risk and crisis, effectively respond to emergencies, and prepare program participants. Following this workshop, participants receive a NAFSA Core Education Program Certificate of Completion.

Learning Objectives:

Mandy Reinig

Director of International Education
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Saint Marys City, MD

Mandy Reinig is the Director of International Education at St. Mary's College of Maryland. She works with both incoming and outgoing students as well as faculty-led short-term programs. Reinig presents often on topics related to technology within the education abroad field and is currently a member of Trainer Corps and has been the Communications Manager for Region VIII and the Network Leader for the EA KC. Reinig also started her own company, Mandy's Mashups, to educate the international education field on social media topics and trends through workshops, blogs, and more. Additionally, she serves as the PDSO and the RO for St. Mary's College and has been instrumental in bringing the institution in line with best practices within the field, especially as they relate to budgetary and health and safety practices, as well as being innovative in creating new programs in resource challenged environments.


Sara Spiegler

Exchange Program Manager
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

Sara Spiegler serves as Exchange Program Manager at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where more than eighty-five percent of undergraduates pursue degrees in engineering, science, and technical disciplines. Her area of focus is exchange programs, specifically those in Continental Europe and Scandinavia, Latin America, Africa and Service Learning. She has worked directly with academic units across the campus on curriculum integration, to ensure that GA Tech students can participate in study abroad without delaying progress toward graduation. Prior to coming to GA Tech, Sara served as Study Abroad Advisor at The University of Texas at Austin, where she managed all aspects of a diverse set of study abroad program offerings for five years. Sara earned her B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from Southern Methodist University and her M.A. in European Regional and Minority Cultures from University College Dublin.


Jane Clarke

Regional Sales Director
LewerMark Student Insurance

Jane Clarke, Regional Sales Director for LewerMark Student Insurance, is a seasoned international educator with over 20 years experience in the field. She is an active member of NAFSA having served Region III for the past 8 years .
She served as Chair for Region III in 2014 with the conference being held in her hometown of Fort Worth, TX. and now is a member of Trainer Corps. Jane has also been active with NAFSA’s Academy Leadership program both completing the program as well as acting as Coach.



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