According to a survey by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, more than 9% of universities sending students to study abroad provide crisis management guidance.It seems that the background is that international students are more likely to get into trouble, such as frequent terrorist acts and infectious diseases that spread across national borders.

 The survey targeted universities, junior colleges, colleges of technology, and vocational schools (specialized training colleges) that sent one or more international students in FY2016, and the Ministry of Education collected responses from 1 of the 993 applicable schools. ..

 According to the report, 51.7% of the university-wide efforts to raise awareness of "protecting oneself by oneself" were carried out.5.1% did not implement it, which means that more than 9% responded in some way.

 51.7% of the university teaches how to collect information on the security situation of the destination, and 52.2% of the university teaches to clarify the whereabouts while studying abroad in case of some kind of crisis. 51.8% of the university teaches how to register travel destination contact information and domestic emergency contact information, and the university teaches that if you are exposed to life or physical danger while studying abroad, you should seek assistance from a diplomatic mission abroad. Only 44.3% are doing it.

 In 2017, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology created crisis management guidelines for studying abroad and notified each university in order to prevent foreign students from being involved in incidents and troubles as the number of overseas students increases.The purpose of this survey is to confirm whether each school has a crisis management system in place.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Follow-up survey of "Crisis Management Guidelines for Studying Abroad at Universities"

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