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LIM College’s Associate Vice President for Student Affairs to Present Online Seminar on Health and Safety for Study Abroad Programs


Members of the higher education community throughout the United States to participate in online program

Michael Sachs, J.D., Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at LIM College, will present an online seminar on “Study Abroad & Student Affairs: Best Practices in Health/Safety” on October 6. Gary Rhodes, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Global Education at Loyola Marymount University will be the co-presenter. The seminar will focus on how student affairs and study abroad teams can work together to create a safe, healthy and positive experience for students participating in study abroad programs.

The seminar is being sponsored by Student Affairs Leader and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). It is designed for study abroad administrators, college faculty, student affairs staff and other members of the higher education community throughout the United States who are involved in study abroad programs. Topics that will be covered during the 90-minute session include, but are not limited to: emergency response planning, alcohol and drug policy, international health and medical care, and housing safety. 

Sachs's background as an attorney and seasoned student affairs professional with more than 20 years of higher ed experience makes him an ideal presenter for this timely topic. He says, "When the study abroad/student affairs collaboration works, students will know their rights and responsibilities and health and safety issues will have been fully addressed."

Sachs and Rhodes have extensive experience in student affairs and global education, respectively, and are uniquely qualified to provide a comprehensive look at the issues and answer the questions of personnel at other colleges seeking guidance in these areas.

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