Safety & Risk
Smithsonian Student Travel | Safety & Risk
All Smithsonian Student Travel programs are operated in collaboration with Putney Student Travel. A commitment to safety is the bedrock of everything we do, and the Putney team is large enough to operate worldwide, but small enough to ensure that all families receive the highest level of care and support. For seven decades Putney has safely engaged student travelers with the world.
Putney hires and trains the best program leaders in experiential education. They maintain open lines of communication with parents, students, and leaders 24/7 while programs are underway. Program destinations are only offered in stable locations with the infrastructure to handle urgent situations that might arise. In the event of serious illness or injury on our international programs, one of the world’s leading emergency medical evacuation providers is available to provide consultation and evacuation services.
Smithsonian Student Travel celebrates diversity on our programs and expects the same from our participants. We do not tolerate bullying and act decisively to safeguard the physical and emotional safety of every student.
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