DepartSmart for Faculty
to DepartSmart. As a faculty or staff member involved in study abroad
programs you will need to know not only how the students will be prepared
but also what special information you may need to run a safe, organized
and effective program.
DepartSmart provides information which will help coordinators
and others managing programs to successfully recruit and select students,
plan for and better respond to emergencies, and ensure the smooth functioning
of your program abroad. If you will be accompanying students abroad,
we also provide information on your own travel preparation including
health insurance and personal liability issues. We also strongly recommend
that you review all the modules in DepartSmart as much of the information
provided to students will be useful to you as well.
DepartSmart has been designed for the Canadian academic context. Wherever
possible information from Canadian sources has been used. If you are not
a Canadian citizen, DepartSmart still has considerable useful information
to offer and links to alternative sources are provided where appropriate.
Using the left-hand navigation menu, select the
modules which you feel are relevant to you and your students. The last
module is intended specifically for faculty and staff so be sure and review
it. Students will usually complete the modules in a step-by-step fashion
working through the information which is applicable to their trip. It
is advisable that you also review cover the student modules so you know
what your students know about travel safety and preparation.
- If you have a question and cannot find the
answer, click on the Ask a Question button. This will
enable you to send an e-mail to someone at your institution who can
answer your question or direct you to other resources.
- To get a list of all the activities click
on the Worksheets/Activities button at the top of the screen.
- For a comprehensive list of useful travel
websites, click on the Resources button.
External links will open in a new window. To return
to your DepartSmart module, simply close the browser window of the external
Travel to The U.S.A.
If you are travelling to the USA the module For
Those Travelling to the U.S. (under Travel Preparation on the left-hand
navigation menu) should provide you and your students with all the information
you need for travel preparation to the USA, however, you should also use
the left-hand navigation menu to view the other DepartSmart modules on
Site Specific Risks, Safety, Health and Wellness, Cross-cultural Living,
Leaving People Behind, While You're Away, and When You Return.