World Travel Protection protects travelers and supports those responsible for their safety.

World Travel Protection’s priority is protecting people. They have taken care of scholastic, corporate and leisure travelers for over 30 years, helping them prevent and mitigate risks and providing them with immediate access to the right experts when an emergency occurs.

Their decades of experience in global travel risk management is the reason they are trusted by travelers and organizations across the globe, who allow them to help prepare for potential travel threats and assist when they need it most. World Travel Protection is at the forefront of utilizing technology to enhance travel risk management and innovations for their clients.

World Travel Protection specializes in global travel risk management services, which help support travelers on the ground and the risk managers responsible for their safety and wellbeing.

World Travel Protection global security assistance services are proactive and insights-driven, aimed at preventing threats before they become an issue.

The Travel Assist Management Portal enables an organization’s risk manager to monitor global risks, locate their travelers and identify where and if threats may occur.

About World Travel Protection

Looking for an assistance company you can trust? The World Travel Protection team is dedicated to providing expert medical, travel and security assistance for travelers and expatriates before, during and after they travel.

Travel assistance isn’t only about helping travelers once disaster strikes – it’s also about empowering them to mitigate risks before they occur. World Travel Protections stays ahead of potential risks affecting their travelers by conducting important medical or security risk analysis and reporting on a daily basis.

Because our world is in a constant state of change, it’s important to support travelers and their risk managers in mitigating emerging medical and security risks, such as pandemics, civil or political unrest, severe weather events, terrorist acts, major transport accidents, or industrial action.

World Travel Protection risk experts also help prepare travelers pre-trip with their travel risk training, procedures, and policies. This not only empowers the traveler, but keeps them safe and aware of potential risks while they’re away from home.

World Travel Protection helps support their travelers via their:
● Global Care Network
● Travel Assist App
● Travel Assist Portal

Through their world-class technology and intelligence tools, World Travel Protection empowers their travelers and their risk managers to make smarter, safer choices before, during and post-travel. In addition, the Travel Assist Management Portal provides the mechanisms for risk managers and the World Travel Protection 24/7 Command Centre to manage a more coordinated response to incidents.

World Travel Protection has been part of Cover-More Group – a global travel insurance and traveler assistance company – for over 30 years. During this time, they have helped Cover-More Group provide more than 15 million leisure and business travelers with access to world-class emergency medical assistance and health support each year.

In 2017, they became part of the Zurich Insurance Group – one of the world’s leading multi-line insurers. This global partnership further helps their travelers by providing them with access to 24/7 centers in Australia, Argentina, China, Canada, and Malaysia, as well as a network of correspondents and accredited providers to help support them when they need it most.

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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