Skip to main content

Risk Management Program

The International Risk Management Committee (IRMC) provides health, safety and security guidance and policy recommendations for Education Abroad programs. The IRMC’s recommendations are made to the Associate Vice President, International Affairs and Provost.  The IRMC is chaired by the Director, International Risk Management who monitors the global risk environment and brings location and/or program specific issues to the IRMC for discussion and guidance.  The ICRMC meets at least twice each academic year to discuss health, safety and security trends in international destinations, the travel advisories of the U.S. State Department and Center for Disease Control and Prevention, other non-U.S. government advisories, on-campus subject matter experts, and UMD’s intelligence assistance providers.

The risk management program includes the following safety measures:

  • Travel dates and location tracking
  • Comprehensive international medical and security assistance insurance
  • Access to the Alert Traveler app with information on local health and safety resources and emergency check-ins
  • Health and safety pre-departure orientations
  • Continual monitoring of the global security environment
  • Crisis Response Team
  • 24/7 medical and security assistance
Back to Top