Our First Concern: Student Safety
The Whigham School has been working hard to find ways of building and executing this program to keep our students and staff as safe as is humanly possible. That’s why we have set up safety planning, protocols, training, and accountability throughout our organization. We take safety very seriously.
Trained Hosts and SMEs
Our highest priority will be to make sure all aspects of your experience with The Whigham School is as safe and comfortable as possible. Global travel is not without its risks. But we will do our best to mitigate risky travel and living experiences. We will be conducting most of our base residencies in parts of the world that offer living amenities that are not too different from what we experience in the United States, but there will be some differences that will be new and unique to any of our students who have not travelled internationally before.
Coordinated with the U.S. State Department
At all times you are abroad with The Whigham School, each U.S. Embassy for each country you travel in will know when and where you are in country and how you can be reached in case of an emergency. The U.S. State Department will be consulted to approve all foreign travel for each cohort before any travel arrangements are made for each cohort. The hosts of The Whigham School will be trained in coordinating all travel arrangements and making them available to anyone that any student wants to be informed of his/her travel plans.
Coordinated with Host Countries
The Whigham School will coordinate and attain all permits and permissions for their students and will make known all unique laws and regulations to the students before any travel to that host country commences.
Global Travel & Health Insurance
Each student will be covered by insurance for all travel and health needs while abroad. A fully activated insurance package will be provided to students before they leave the United States.
Cohort Code of Conduct
Each student will be required to read through the Cohort Code of Conduct concerning the rules and regulations of the program. These codes of conduct are there to increase the safety of the program and for each student individually.