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SAFETI Online Newsletter

Volume 1, Number 2, Spring - Summer 2000


by Gary Rhodes

The second edition of the SAFETI Newsletter includes discussions of is-sues not dealt with in the first edition, as well as follow-up articles and discussions of issues that were discussed in the first edition, but where there were requests for additional information and guidance. The SAFETI On-Line Newsletter serves to promote the development and dissemination of information on issues related to health and safety and study abroad.

Articles focus on issues ranging from discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, surveying students on challenges to safety abroad, safety tips for overseas travel, and a discussion about alcohol use and abuse in student exchange. Highlighted Web Resources include the International Volunteer Programs Association and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The SAFETI (Safety Abroad First - Educational Travel Information) Clearinghouse Project, develops and disseminates resources to support study abroad program development and implementation, emphasizing issues of health and safety. This is possible using a World Wide Web-based Clearinghouse format, enhancing collaboration between higher education institutions, government, and non-governmental organiza-tions. It is funded through support by FIPSE (the Fund for the Improve-ment of Postsecondary Education) of the US Department of Education, and is a part of the Center for Global Education.

We hope that you find the articles in the Newsletter useful. We will be publishing the Third Edition in Fall 2000/Winter 2001. If you have ideas for articles or experts that you think we should contact, or if you would like to contribute an article, we would appreciate hearing from you.


Gary Rhodes, Editor and Director
Center for Global Education
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
8907 Math Sciences Building,
Box 951521
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
Phone: (310) 206-5376

Gary Rhodes, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Global Education at UCLA Gradaute School of Education & Information Studies, and Editor of SAFETI (Safety Abroad First - Educational Travel Information) Clearinghouse. Before this, Dr. Rhodes served as Program Coordinator in the USC Office of Overseas Studies for nine years. His doctoral dissertation for his Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education Systems/Administration of Higher Education is titled Legal Issues and Higher Education: Key Issues for Institutions and Administrators (May 1994). He has served as an expert witness, written articles, given presentations, led workshops, and has been widely cited at the local, national, and international level in issues related to health and safety, risk management, and legal issues for study abroad. He has served NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA) as the Region XII (California, Nevada, and Hawaii) Representative for Study Abroad (SECUSSA) and is currently a NAFSA Professional Development Program trainer for Education Abroad Advising. He is co-author of the chapter "Legal Issues" in NAFSA's Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators, 2nd Edition (1997). He serves as a member of the MICROSIG Steering Team, and is member of the SECUSSA Subcommittee for Data Collection.