What about safety and security?

These issues vary from country to country. For example, some countries have higher levels of crime than others. Fellows are advised to remain alert, to behave responsibly, and to be cautious about their activities and their belongings.

PiAf’s Programs Committee vets each placement prior to finalizing a fellowship, and PiAf makes every effort to avoid Fellows being exposed to dangerous situations. Fellows are briefed at the mandatory pre-departure orientation on health, safety, and security, including preparation for emergencies, street smarts, and the importance of keeping abreast of local and regional news. All Fellows must comply with PiAf’s travel policies and restrictions and notify PiAf of any travel they do, in addition to any health, safety or security issues they experience. Fellows must also keep close in touch with the PiAf office during their fellowship year.

And, along with medical insurance, PiAf provides medical evacuation coverage and security evacuation coverage to all Fellows.

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