Studying abroad and learning a new language can be one of the most enlightening and rewarding experiences any student can go through. However, an unexpected crisis may occur when studying abroad. While we do not like to imagine these situations, it is important to have a plan in place for when disaster happens—events such as natural disasters, illness outbreaks, or hostile situations. What steps should you take to stay safe during a disaster? Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, we would like to take this opportunity to ensure safety by addressing important steps to take during a crisis.
In the case of a crisis, read all related notifications from your school or government outlets, such as the CDC in the case of Coronavirus. These advisories will help you stay up to date with the situation while keeping you informed on how best to take action given current circumstances. Most importantly, follow the instructions of these alerts. For example, if it is advised for you not to travel, please pay attention to that advice because that information is for everyone’s safety.
As mentioned in the previous point, your school and government outlets will release updates and advisories during a crisis. Make sure your contact information in your school’s database is up to date so that your school can properly notify you with important information about disaster situations. This is for the safety of everyone involved, especially you. Accurate and immediate alerts can help you plan for what steps make the most sense for you.
Make sure your family and friends are updated while you are in the midst of a crisis or disaster. Let them know how you are currently doing—do you need help, or are you safe? Your loved ones will also be a great resource if you need to talk to someone during this time.
At English for Internationals, we prioritize the well-being of our students and faculty. We are taking serious actions to ensure the safety of everyone at English for Internationals during this crisis. Understanding that COVID-19 is an international concern, we are taking the necessary precautions to protect our students and faculty, who are advised to thoroughly wash their hands often along with other strategies as recommended by the CDC.
We are continuing our mission of equipping internationals with the language skills needed for success in the U.S. while also keeping a close eye on the situation as a whole and how we should best proceed as a school. For updates, please follow us on social media—Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
English for Internationals is an English school in Roswell, Georgia, perfect for non-English speakers looking to broaden their communication skills. Our passionate teachers and encouraging community make our school one of the highest rated in the area. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today at 770-587-9640 or by filling out the contact form on our website.