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Gregory F. Malveaux PhD, is a professor at Montgomery College and has been a study abroad coordinator and international education director in higher education for over a decade and a half. He has traversed over sixty countries and has led student, faculty and community-based study abroad programs to Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, and Europe. His passion to be a global citizen led him to pursue overseas studies in Africa, teach ESOL throughout Southeast Asia, Chair the English and U.S. Business Department at Nation University (formally known as Yonok University) in Thailand, and serve as a study abroad specialist in American higher education. He is dedicated to cultivating lifelong service learning and safe overseas opportunities for all.
Foreword- General Honoré
Chapter 1: The Growth, Evolution and Aspects of Study Abroad
Chapter 2: The “Largest 3” Areas of Risks and Liabilities with Study Abroad
Chapter 3: The Prevalence of Medical Risks and Resulting Lawsuits in Study Abroad
Chapter 4: “Sexual assault” Risks and Liabilities with Study Abroad
Chapter 5: The Tragedy of Supervisory Neglect in Study Abroad
Chapter 6: Increasing Concerns with Cyber Threats, Identity Theft, and Terrorist Acts
Chapter 7: The Experts’ Advice – Best Practices #1-6
Chapter 8: The Experts’ Advice – Best Practices #7-15
Chapter 9: The Experts’ Advice – Best Practices #16-23
Chapter 10: Final Thoughts and Encouragement
Appendix A: Sample Waiver A
Appendix B: Sample Waiver B
Appendix C: Sample Waiver C
Appendix D: Sample Waiver D
Appendix E: Sample Waiver E
Appendix F: Sample Waiver F
Appendix G: Sample Waiver G
Appendix H: Sample Waiver H
Appendix I: Malveaux Sample Recommended Waiver for Minimizing Risks and Liability in Study Abroad
Appendix J: Internship Agreement
Appendix K: Service Learning Agreement
Appendix L: Health Disclosure Form
Appendix M: Application for Semester or Year-Long Study Abroad
This important guide is a must-read for students before they study abroad, for their parents who may not understand the risks, and for college program directors who get caught in damaging legal battles when their plans don’t take dangers into account. Dr. Malveaux’s research and case histories are sobering. Universities are rightly proud of their popular study abroad programs, and they can do more to guarantee a successful experience for their students. This is the road map.
— Ann Compton, former White House correspondent for ABC News
Professor Malveaux's Look Before Leaping offers an accessible, empathetic reference on the delicate topic of risk identification and mitigation in study abroad. Through the voices of jurists, plaintiffs, and study abroad professionals, he thoroughly surveys the risk landscape—from sexual harassment and assault, to health and disability, to cybercrime and terrorism—ultimately distilling a comprehensive set of better practices that goes far beyond the typical checklist.
— Peter F. May, Esq., former General Counsel, School for International Training and former Vice President, Legal Affairs, American University of Beirut, Lebanon; member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
Health and safety considerations are at the forefront in study abroad, and this book provides easy-to-read, helpful information from the author’s perspective of both faculty leader and international educator. Court cases in study abroad are included with an insightful explanation of the impact on the field. This book will provide food-for-thought for anyone developing policies and procedures.
— Dianne De Salvo, director, Office of Study Abroad; Central Michigan University
Look Before Leaping is a vital resource that will help to inform and protect study abroad students, program coordinators, and US higher education institutions from many of the pitfalls that come with overseas studies and travel. Dr. Malveaux's insights along with practical advice from seasoned experts in the field give the necessary best practices for successful participation and administration of study abroad in higher education.
— Jeffrey Gardere, PhD, assistant professor, Behavioral Medicine, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NYC