Before You Travel

Front Cover of Look Before LeapingDr. Gregory Malveaux’s new book, Look Before Leaping: Risks, Liabilities, and Repair of Study Abroad in Higher Education, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) merges first-hand accounts, best practices, court trends and cases, and essential texts for a comprehensive study abroad in higher education.

“In light of recent events in Brussels,” says Malveaux, “and with the odd political climate in which proposed restrictions are being placed on interactions/walls being built between the US and people of the world, I believe that safety with overseas travel and studies, as well as liability concerns for institutions across the country, need to be at the forefront. I think this book comes at an important time.”

Malveaux, English professor and collegewide Travel Abroad Program coordinator, has traveled to more than 60 countries and has led student, faculty, and community-based study abroad programs to Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, and Europe.

“This important guide is a must-read for students before they study abroad, for their parents who may not understand the risks, and for college program directors who get caught in damaging legal battles when their plans don’t take dangers into account. Dr. Malveaux’s research and case histories are sobering…”

—Ann Compton, former White House correspondent for ABC News

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