The Guarini Institute staff are familiar with Dartmouth's safety and security policies. In addition, they keep a close watch on the situation in our program locations. Their knowledge of locale and experience in supporting Dartmouth students overseas makes them an excellent source for advice on behaviors you may want to avoid any situations in which you should be careful. For more information, see Safety Abroad below and review the Personal Safety sections in the Guarini Student Handbook for Off-Campus Programs.
On-Site Support Partners for Faculty-Directed Programs
The Guarini Institute works with various partners to provide customized support for most faculty-directed off-campus programs. Partners are carefully selected and have a well-trained staff that supports study-away programs year-round at the program location. In most instances, onsite partners are supported by experienced staff at a headquarters that is U.S. based. Guarini's program partners provide a variety of support services customized to meet the needs of individual programs which tend to include a comprehensive orientation, support for program logistics and program payments, and assistance with participant health, safety, and security matters. The Guarini Institute retains control of program design and academic quality, although we welcome suggestions from our partners in this area as we strive to continually strengthen our offerings.