Athena handles and oversees its students’ safety with the utmost diligence and care. In doing so, we consider and regularly monitor several international safety resources when initially selecting a program site and the program’s continuation thereafter.
Athena receives daily reports on incidents abroad from the United States Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). Athena also regularly monitors the U.S. State Department travel advisories, daily reports from our international health insurance partner, and NAFSA’s health and safety communiqués. On a local level, Athena communicates regularly with our overseas partners and staff.