first_imgFacebook + posts Linkedin Alexa McBride Previous articleConnections program gearing up for Class of 2020Next articleTCU falls just short of victory against No. 7 Hawaii in NCAA Tournament Alexa McBride RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCU Alumna talks success of owning a local boutique Linkedin Alexa McBride Alexa McBride Facebook Alexa McBride is a junior Journalism major and Film, TV, and Digital Media minor from Orange County, California. She is an Academics reporter for TCU 360. TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summercenter_img Alexa McBride ReddIt The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop comes to Fort Worth TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Paschal High School students discuss owning a clothing company Alexa McBride ReddIt printTCU’s Center for International Studies sent out an email confirming that all of the study abroad programs will continue as planned despite the U.S. Department of State Worldwide Travel Alert issued Nov. 23.Study abroad coordinator Jesica Severson said TCU is sending 195 students, the most the program has ever sent, to 16 countries in spring 2016. Only three students have elected to withdraw from their study abroad programs next semester.The Center for International Studies teamed up with multiple departments across campus and assembled a list of frequently asked questions as a resource for those apprehensive about studying abroad.The FAQs include answers to questions about potential program cancellation, program withdrawal and general advice about how to approach the situation.The study abroad department has received an influx of questions from concerned parents sending their children abroad next semester. However, the Center for International Studies ensures families that students will be safe, especially with the help of international resources students will have access to while abroad.TCU purchases an international travel source for all students, faculty, and staff called International SOS that is available 24/7. Severson said International SOS provides students and parents with an extra layer of security and support in the event that something goes wrong.“I think it is a good peace of mind that no matter where you are in the world you can call them and they can help,” Severson said.Travelers are able to call with any range of questions or problems they may have from needing to call an ambulance to losing their passport.Severson said the most important thing to the study abroad department is that students and parents feel comfortable with their decision to study abroad.“If they are not comfortable with it and if they decide to withdraw from their programs, we will work with them and help them,” Severson said. Rodeo Purple ticket package sold out The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitterlast_img