Letter from the Dean

Dear Parents and Students, 

Study abroad should be an exciting and fulfilling experience for students. At Lexia, we are committed to making sure that it is also a safe and healthy experience.

We continually monitor world events and are in contact daily with resident staff abroad to be informed of the local situation. Resident directors and staff liaise with local authorities to provide the Lexia headquarters with current information about health and security abroad. In addition we rely on the U.S. State Department, the Centers for Disease Control, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, The Forum on Education Abroad and the study abroad community in the decision-making process to ensure the health, safety and security of students abroad.

LEXIA’s emergency response plan has been developed to provide procedures for multiple eventualities, including health issues, natural disaster and political unrest. Protocols for emergency evacuations and program cancellation conform to standards in the field of education abroad.  Programs will only be cancelled if there is a State Department Travel Warning for a specific country. 

Our website addresses some of the frequently asked questions about health and safety abroad, and also provides information about cancellations, refunds, evacuation and contact information. If you would like to speak with us in more detail about health and safety matters, please call our office at 800-775-3942 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Dr. William T. Hyndman III

Dean of Overseas Studies


"Lexia was always there for any questions and I found they were very supportive."


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