Study Abroad: Meet Our Partners in Safety & Security

Students’ health, safety and well-being is our highest priority.

You want your student to have the experience of a lifetime, but you also want to make sure they are safe and supported. We feel the same way. That is why we have chosen to partner with world class study abroad partners that ensure we can provide such opportunities to participants. We monitor risk, collaborate, and communicate to ensure your child and family have the best experience possible.

CET (Chinese Academy Partner for Beijing, China) has been working in China since 1982 with their first program based in Beijing. With an established study abroad partnership with Middlebury College for more than ten years, they are well versed in Middlebury’s model of full language immersion. They carefully monitor news and information through communication with local government consulates, news sources and embassies abroad as well as the U.S. Department of State. Find the latest on their "News and Alerts" page.

IES (Spanish Academy Partner for Granada & Salamanca, Spain and French Academy Partner for Nantes, France) was founded in 1950 and facilitates study abroad programs in over 20 countries. Recognized by the Forum on Education Abroad's rigorous comprehensive review process, the Quality Improvement Program (QUIP), we are fortunate to have them as a partner. IES was selected by Middlebury for their strong reputation for providing optimal safety and security for students abroad. Take time to review their comprehensive program assessment, The IES Abroad Map, and discover their preeminent reputation for ensuring both quality and safety.

Our staff are thoroughly trained in how to respond in the event of an emergency or crisis situation. While the experience of being abroad affords independence, we provide appropriate supervision to assure participants’ safety. In addition to our emergency contact lines, you can always contact your son/daughter’s Program Director or Resident Director with any non-emergency questions or concerns.


Beijing Staff
Granada Staff
Salamanca Staff - Coming Soon!
Nantes Staff - Coming Soon!