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November 29, 2015

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Guidelines for the Management of International Activities

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to internationalization and recognizes that academic engagement on the global stage is an essential component of a world-class institution.Laurier encourages students to pursue academic and extra-curricular opportunities beyond Laurierís campus.Such activities expose participants to certain risks, and reasonable precautions must be taken with respect to the health and safety of students involved in international activities under the auspices of Wilfrid Laurier University.

These guidelines are meant as a tool to help members of the University assess the risk associated with running and/or participating in international activities, and to appropriately prepare for such activities.The guidelines specifically apply to activities involving students and related to academic work or other activities officially organized under the auspices of the university.††These activities include but are not limited to:

- Exchange programs†††††††††††††††††††††††††- Letters of Permission††††††††††††††

- Research projects††††††††††††††††††††††††††††- Field Trips

- Credit courses†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††- Practica

- Semesters abroad†††††††††††††††††††††††††††- Internships

- Co-op placements†††††††††††††††††††††††††††- Co-op placements

- Organized sports competitions†††††††††- Other extra-curricular activities

International activities involving only faculty and/ or staff and no students do not need to follow the procedures of these guidelines, unless directed to do so by the associated Department Director/ Chair.