Our first priority at the Center for International Programs is your safety, health, security and general well-being while abroad. In the interest of carrying out our first priority, we have developed an emergency response plan for students, staff and faculty on SUNY New Paltz programs, just as the main campus has done for on-campus emergencies.
Life is filled with risks anywhere, but we try to minimize these risks while you are a participant on our programs. Although no one can guarantee safety anywhere, even on our own campuses in the US, international travel can be very safe, especially if one takes specific steps to prepare for it. Your objective should be to avoid risks, but if there is one, how to manage it.
In order to facilitate management of risks, the study abroad staff takes a number of measures to help ensure your safety while abroad, including daily monitoring of world-wide situations affecting US students abroad using information from the US State Department and the national SAFETI (Safety Abroad First - Educational Travel Information) Consortium.
In addition, we are in contact with our overseas partners and on-site personnel abroad, and welcome communication from them or you while you are abroad at any time.
There are two types of emergencies: real emergencies and perceived emergencies. This guide will help you to prepare mentally for handling both real and perceived emergencies.
If there is no life-threatening situation at hand:
|CIP office (during office hours)||+001 (845) 257 - 3125|
|Caitlin Paul||+001 (845) 417 - 4617|
|Christian Speedling||+001 (845) 594 - 4765|
|Christian Wilwohl||+001 (845) 594 - 6173|
|Samantha Skillman||+001 (845) 416 - 5594|
|HTH Worldwide||+001 (610) 254 - 8771|
In the case of a Crisis Emergency (situations affecting multiple participants or entire program; i.e. Political/civil unrest, terrorist activity or threat, natural or human disaster) the CIP office will deploy an emergency check-in via email, please respond immediately to let us know that you are safe or that you need immediate assistance.