by Lori Gardinier, globalsl.org (September 2014)
Faculty may not be aware of the tremendous responsibility we assume leading global programs until it is tested. In addition to supporting our students, co-leaders, and staff we are concurrently tasked with structuring ethical programs that maintain a commitment to responsible community engagement. Important, and often overlooked, is our responsibility to our own wellbeing. I was starkly reminded of this when I sustained a major injury while leading my most recent program. As accustomed as I am to all of the risks and responsibilities that accompany this job, I had never really prepared myself for the role of medical patient abroad.
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