In all Programs, Adelante Abroad ensures 24/7 local emergency support and educates in all pre-departure orientation materials to help participants prepare for the challenges of living in a new location. Earthquakes in Chile, a stolen backpack in Barcelona, a broken ankle in Uruguay, a nasty stomach bug in Madrid – many types of situations can come up while interning abroad and our team has close to 20 years experience providing quick and experienced health and safety advice to each of our participants as needed, whether that be finding the right medical care or navigating evacuation routes. It is our head office in California that also keeps our university partners and parents informed should issues arise during a program. Part of that is keeping an eye on recommendations from the U.S. Department of State’s travel warnings, local law enforcement in our overseas destinations, NAFSA, NACE and the World Health Organization.
Adelante Abroad participants are over the age of 18 and are, for the most part, intelligent travelers and superstar individuals who are legally responsible for their own behavior while abroad. We expect a certain standard of behavior and personal responsibility from our candidates as they are a representation of Adelante. Our structured programs come with an added responsibility of being a good representative of your home country, university, and yourself. To ensure that all participants are practicing health and safety abroad, Adelante Abroad requires that all candidates sign a Candidate Conduct Policy as part of the program process.