Protect Your Travelers, Protect Your Institution

On Call International partners with institutions of higher learning to deliver the highest quality travel risk management and emergency assistance services to student and faculty travelers anywhere in the world.

On Call, a proud partner of Gateway, is pleased to offer you and your institution a complimentary Travel Risk Management (TRM) Assessment. This is a detailed analysis of your institution’s aptitude for managing unexpected crises abroad—along with practical, written recommendations for improvement.

Here’s How On Call’s TRM Assessment Works:

Step 1: Participate in a brief discussion with On Call’s Global Security Team (30-60 minutes) to discuss your institution’s current travel risk management policies and procedures.

Step 2: Receive an action-focused deliverable from On Call (via email) that contains practical recommendations and guidance for your institution to implement both immediately and in the long-term.

Step 3 (Optional): Discuss any of the recommendations prescribed in Step 2 with On Call, and ask any additional questions that you may have.

On Call’s TRM assessment DOES NOT include:

Pressure to buy On Call’s products and services

Junk and promotional emails from On Call International

‘Heavy lifting’ for you and/or your institution: On Call does the heavy lifting so you don’t have to!

About On Call International

Medical emergencies, political unrest, mental health issues, or even a missing passport… students and faculty face some unique challenges when they travel abroad. In addition to protecting traveler health and safety, duty of care and legal responsibilities continue to grow exponentially, leaving higher education administrators with a lot on their plates.
Luckily with On Call by your side, you’re not on your own. For over 25 years, On Call has partnered with institutions of higher education to not only manage travel emergencies when they arise, but also to help them prepare for crises before they happen. Visit www.oncallinternational.com to learn more.

A few words from On Call’s clients

"The Global Security Team was always available to answer my questions and was even able to provide us with specialized reports to meet some of our unique needs. I had all of the data, information, and on-the-ground knowledge available delivered directly to me."

Faculty Leader, Private University

"I cannot thank you enough for all of your support in working through an evacuation made exponentially more complicated by the pandemic. As the safety person at my university, I very much understand being the person no one wants to have to call, but it makes all the difference knowing the team on the other line when you do have to make that call is ready!"

International Health & Safety Director, Public Research University

"I want to thank all those who helped us get back home. Everything went like clockwork once the plan was executed. We appreciated all the effort that you spent on our behalf. Keep doing good works for travelers around the world."

International Health & Safety Director, Public University

For an inside look at how On Call helps travelers like yours, every day, read their latest round-up of global emergency assistance stories.

Contact On Call Today

Episode 29: Cultural Lens on U.S. Higher Education: Analyzing International Perceptions of 'Anti-Woke’ Discourse

Dive into a nuanced exploration of the global discourse surrounding higher education in the United States. Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed international educators as we embark on a journey through the lenses of culture and international perspective, examining how global audiences interpret and engage with the ‘anti-woke’ discourse within the context of U.S. higher education. This engaging panel discussion will delve into the intersections of culture, ideology, and education, and the complex landscape of how international audiences perceive the ‘anti-woke’ narrative that has emerged within U.S. academia.

Whether you’re a senior international officer, or simply curious about the diverse viewpoints shaping U.S. higher education, this podcast episode will provide an invaluable space for critical analysis and insightful conversations.

Speaker Biography:

Fanta Aw is a distinguished leader in international education, renowned for her extensive contributions to global learning, cross-cultural understanding, and educational equity. With a deep commitment to fostering connections between diverse cultures and promoting educational excellence, she has significantly impacted the international education community.

Fanta Aw’s career has been characterized by her dedication to advancing global education initiatives, promoting diversity and inclusion, and nurturing partnerships that transcend borders. She has held influential roles in various organizations, advocating for the importance of international collaboration and learning experiences that empower individuals to navigate an increasingly interconnected world.

As a thought leader and visionary, Fanta Aw’s insights and expertise have shaped discussions on the future of international education, emphasizing the significance of equitable access, cultural exchange, and lifelong learning. Her work has not only elevated institutions but has also inspired countless individuals to embrace the transformative power of global education.

Date: September 14th, 2023
Time: 12 noon ET

Sponsored by:

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.

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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.