Risk Management Stories

Regarding Last Night’s Incidents in London

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WorldStrides is aware of the two incidents that occurred in London at the London Bridge and in Borough Market. We have confirmed all students traveling with our programs are accounted for and safe. On Saturday night (June 3), three men drove a van into pedestrians…

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State Department Travel Alert Update

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The U.S. State Department refreshed its Europe travel alert on Monday, May 1, noting conditions of which American travelers should be aware. The proactive alert is similar to one issued last year ahead of the summer travel season. This is simply a refreshing of the…

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Proactive Approach for Potential Government Shutdown

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As U.S. lawmakers work to finalize a budget deal and avert a government shutdown on Friday, April 28, WorldStrides continues to take a proactive approach to prepare for any potential disruptions in Washington, D.C. At this time, we’re glad to see that an imminent shutdown…

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Risk Management Advisory Memo: Executive Order Travel Ban

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In light of uncertainty around the roll-out of President Trump’s recent travel bans, WorldStrides released guidance to its university clients in the Capstone division about upcoming international travel. Most programs and customers are not affected by the executive order, but international students traveling outside the…

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Dr. Lang gives travel guidelines for areas with the Zika Virus

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An interview with Dr. Lang, WorldStrides Medical Director and Assistant Professor at the George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine, on travel guidelines in areas with the Zika virus: WorldStrides: Zika is getting extensive media coverage, with more and more countries added to the CDC list of…

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Bangkok Protest

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When anti-government agitators announced plans to shut down Bangkok with a citywide protest, three groups traveling with WorldStrides were already in or had plans to visit the Thai capital. The WorldStrides response was multi-faceted, quickly assessing the situation on the ground, creating “safe zones” for…

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Emergency Medical Evacuation

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While visiting Turkey with his university group on a WorldStrides Capstone program, a student experienced a sudden heart attack attributed to an undiagnosed heart condition. Within one hour of the student’s collapse in Istanbul, Dr. Christopher Lang, WorldStrides Medical Director, was on the phone with…

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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

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After a 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook Japan in March 2011, WorldStrides successfully evacuated two university groups from the earthquake and tsunami zone, per their specific needs and travel schedule. This response included the evacuation of a group of students who had arrived in Japan just…

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