Look before Leaping merges court trends and cases, experts'first-hand accounts and recommendations of best practices, currently used risk-averting documents, and essential texts to bring a comprehensive study of the most common risks, liabilities, and needed repair for study abroad in higher education.As the title implies, too often students and program leaders jump into study abroad without adequately knowing the risks involved; the results can be tragic, even deadly. Unfortunately, ill-trained, negligent program leaders contribute to the mayhem, and legal ramifications frequently follow.At present, study abroad is experiencing its greatest growth ever. With this phenomenon more mishaps and lawsuits are occurring, demanding an increasing duty of care to manage programs. This book is produced for experts who design and lead study abroad, and for participants who desire the safest, most educational experiences overseas. Each has a duty to be scrupulous, or to “look before leaping” into study abroad. This book is designed to armor both for possible overseas risks, and give them preparedness to work through potential threats that may be faced.