Participant safety and security are top priorities of EducationUSA Academy. Host institutions are serious about the responsibility of keeping students safe and healthy.
EducationUSA Academy is hosted by accredited colleges and universities with established protocols and policies in place related to the supervision of participants under the age of 18. All EducationUSA Academy host institutions will:
- Adhere to local and national laws pertaining to programming for minors
- Conduct required background checks on program staff responsible for working with minors
- Provide health insurance coverage to participants for the duration of the summer program, and help participants obtain medical treatment as needed
- Communicate to students campus/program policies, including basic safety information, curfews, codes of conduct, and emergency contact information
- Meet students at the airport upon arrival in the United States and chaperone them to the host institution campus
- Actively support and oversee participants throughout the program, including during classes, in residence halls, and on off-campus excursions
We understand that parents may have concerns about their teens traveling alone to participate in EducationUSA Academy. While Academy program staff will provide emergency contact information to students and families, meet students at the airport, and transport them to campus, the program is not able to provide chaperones during the international portion of students’ travels. However, many airlines offer services for minors traveling on their own. Parents may wish to consider these services for their teens to ensure that travel goes smoothly and that they are contacted directly by the airline in the event of any travel difficulties.
The list below provides links to various airlines’ websites with information about these services.