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Human Trafficking and Study Abroad

Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234-5895, USA
Received: 15 July 2017 / Revised: 8 August 2017 / Accepted: 14 August 2017 / Published: 18 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Law and Higher Education)
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There are many risks that students face while abroad; from tragic accidents, illness, and disease to becoming victims of violent crimes. Human trafficking is an international threat facing everyone. While victims of human trafficking come from all walks of life, in particular, individuals belonging to vulnerable populations are often targeted for this method of exploitation. Cultural competency, language barriers, and ignorance as to resources are all factors which contribute to the increased vulnerability of students studying abroad. An institution providing opportunities for international study should develop an effective approach to mitigate the risk of human trafficking through programs designed to enable students to protect themselves and others effectively. This paper comments on best practices for risk management, and explores different avenues and relevant law for increased transparency in study abroad risk. View Full-Text
Keywords: higher education; title IX; Clery Act; student rights; discrimination; study abroad; human trafficking higher education; title IX; Clery Act; student rights; discrimination; study abroad; human trafficking

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