We share the following information to clarify when and how we report incidents at our Schools abroad to sending institutions.

In most cases, you will hear directly from the study abroad advisor of the School Abroad. After reviewing this information, please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any of our reporting policies. Please also feel free to refer parents to our office.

Middlebury will contact a sending institution about the following:

  • Behavioral or academic issues, including Language Pledge® violations, that result in program action beyond a warning
  • Student removal from the program (voluntary or involuntary)
  • Concerns about recurring alcohol abuse
  • Theft that involves assault or break-in (e.g. mugging, homestay break-in)
  • An accident that results in personal injury, injury that requires prolonged a hospital stay, or multiple injuries
  • Severe mental health concerns that render a student a threat to themselves or others
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual harassment or assault (reported only with student’s permission)
  • Multiple hospital stays or long-term hospitalization, possible need for medical evacuation, and/or life threatening medical emergency
  • Natural disasters that disrupt the program or threaten student safety
  • Public health risks and/or infectious disease outbreaks that disrupt the program or threaten student safety
  • Kidnapping
  • Arrest or impending arrest
  • Confirmed missing student
  • Significant political unrest and/or a political environment that has become unsafe, disrupts the program, or threatens student safety at one of our sites abroad
  • Student death

Middlebury Schools Abroad handles certain incidents internally. Please do not expect to hear from us regarding the following:

  • Minor illness/injury (e.g. fever, sprained ankle)
  • A positive Covid-19 test or close contact of someone who tests positive for Covid-19
  • Minor behavioral issue (e.g. warning for a loud party)
  • Minor mental health concerns (e.g. managed psychological condition)
  • Disruptions to individual/group dynamics (e.g. a warning for not attending class)
  • Minor damage to program or host facilities (e.g. broken lamp)
  • Minor lost or stolen property (e.g. lost or pick-pocketed wallet)
  • Minor alcohol abuse (e.g. hungover in class)
  • Ongoing political demonstrations or minor political or civil unrest

Health Insurance for Students at Middlebury Schools Abroad

All students at our Schools Abroad are enrolled in GeoBlue Health Insurance, which includes medical evacuation and repatriation, for the duration of their program abroad. We contract separately for medical and security advisory and evacuation services through Global Rescue.