We take a comprehensive approach to emergency and risk management. We believe preparation, staff training, and regular review of resources are key to effectively managing crises, whether individual or group. In our 35+ years of operation, we have built a strong reputation for effective risk management. Learn more about our approach to health and safety.
CET has worked extensively to develop plans for operating high school programs in a COVID reality. CET Director of Health and Safety, Vanessa Sterling, developed CET’s COVID Playbook which outlines the standards, policies, and communication procedures followed at each CET site to ensure students, staff, and families fell well-informed and prepared about steps CET is taking to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
Your program fees include travel health insurance through GeoBlue. Insurance is comprehensive and includes evacuation coverage for both individual medical emergencies and movement of the group in case of changing realities on the ground. On site, we provide up-to-date information about local health facilities and assist you in accessing them should any health issues need to be addressed. In-network facilities bill GeoBlue directly so there’s no need to pay out of pocket.
The health and safety of students is our first priority and we recognize the importance of communication with parents. CET staff are available through our 24/7 on-call system to provide support should any health, safety, or security concerns arise during the program.
With classes alongside college peers, you gain experience with college-level coursework and benefit from an atmosphere of motivated classmates studying in majors you’re considering. To further support your needs as a gap student abroad, you have a weekly online seminar with an instructor and Gap at CET students across all programs. These weekly meetings happen in English, regardless of any program’s language pledge, and serve as a platform to gather, discuss, and unpack experiences unique to gap students.
CET believes in making study abroad accessible to all students. We recruit and actively support academically qualified students of all races, religions, origins, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations, ensuring a welcoming, hospitable program environment that promotes student learning. Program-specific information on diversity, inclusion, and accessibility is available for our gap programs in China, Italy, Japan, and Jordan.
Each program is staffed by full-time, on-site professionals familiar with the location and fluent in the local language. All staff are available to assist and support students throughout their term abroad, from in-country orientation through the end of the program and beyond. Resident staff provide a bridge between our students and the local community. Academic staff supervise the curriculum, manage the faculty, and monitor courses.