I don't think we talk enough about the power of transparency...
I met Amanda Knox for the first time a few weeks ago, following her release from an Italian prison after serving four years for a crime she did not commit. I am grateful that I had not met Amanda before I got involved in the case.
We are within hours of knowing whether study abroad student, Amanda Knox, and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito will win their appeal of the conviction of the murder of Meredith Kercher, a British study abroad student.
Safety planning cannot be compromised due to budget cuts or lack of funding for an entire study abroad office. Today’s interview is with Steve Moore, Melibee’s safety and emergency planning expert. Steve provides three tips that are absolutely necessary for your program abroad, regardless of the size or location.
Today's guest post is by Steve Moore, Melibee's Safety and Emergency planning expert. Read Steve's commentary about the U.S. State Department and its implied role in assisting American citizens abroad.
This past week, I received several emails about the Colby College incident in China and therefore want to share the dialogue that took place ‘behind the scenes’ at Melibee.
This is the first time I’m “vlogging,” so please let me know if this format should be used periodically. Apologizes for the “extreme close up” also! When I filmed it, there was a lot more space around my head. (Ah, technology – I am learning, slowly but surely!)
UPDATE/CORRECTION (February 17, 2011): Per Brian Whalen, the Forum’s Incident Database Project would capture incidents of significance of this type, but none have been reported so far. The Forum will issue an annual report at the end of the summer, but they are in the process of collecting monthly data and continue to sign up institutions and programs that are reporting. The report will be issued on an annual basis.
Commentary on the World Cup being held in South Africa by a recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Ms. Stefanie DeLeo.
What would it mean to the field of study abroad if we created a Student Bill of Rights?
Tragedy of Amanda Knox and Meredith Kercher murder on study abroad in Perugia, Italy.