Travel Risk Management & Emergency Assistance Solutions

Are you looking to take your institution’s travel risk management strategy to the next level?

Whether it’s civil unrest, a global pandemic, or any other type of unexpected crisis, it’s difficult to truly gauge your institution’s level of preparedness to successfully manage programs in the International Education arena. Such events are often beyond our control, yet the responsibility to safeguard International students and faculty travelers while protecting the integrity of your international programs continues to grow exponentially.

This is why On Call International is pleased to offer its friends of Gateway a complimentary Travel Risk Management (TRM) Assessment. This is a detailed analysis of your institution’s current policies and procedures along with practical, written recommendations for improvement.

Here’s what On Call’s TRM assessment includes:

Exploration of your institution’s current travel risk management policies and procedures​

Baseline assessment that is both quantitative and qualitative, and measures against travel risk management standards and your institution’s unique needs

Practical recommendations of improvement for your institution to implement

Your Complimentary Travel Risk Management Assessment

Gateway partners with On Call International to host the Gateway Spotlight Episode 11 themed "Global Education in the Headwinds: Creating An SIO Duty of Care Playbook

Protect Your Travelers, Protect Your Institution

For over 25 years, On Call International has provided fully-customized travel risk management and emergency assistance solutions protecting millions of travelers, their families, and their institutions.

Visit On Call today at www.oncallinternational.com to learn more. You can also stay in touch with On Call’s in-house risk management, travel health, and security experts by subscribing to On Call’s quarterly Travel Risk Management newsletter and signing up for regular blog updates.

Mark Beirn


An experienced global researcher and administrator, Mark Beirn brings a critical approach to risk management, factoring structural racism and identity-based violence into his rubric for supporting equitable global mobility.

Specialization Areas:

– Global Risk Management
– Education Abroad
– Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in International Education
– Health and Safety
– Curriculum Development


Stephen Appiah-Padi​


Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.

Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.

At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.

Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.

Specialization Areas:

– Education Abroad
– International education leadership development
– Intercultural education and engagement
– International partnerships and linkages

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Rosa Almoguera


Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.

Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.

Specialization Areas:

– Student services
– Education abroad programming
– Institutional partnerships
– Education and training