Member School Benefits
Over 190 member schools representing over 45,000 students with more than 2,500 traveling abroad last year, GEBG is the largest association of globally focused independent schools in the nation. Membership in GEBG is an essential step to ensuring the strength and growth of the field of global education. Benefits of membership include:
- Robust and active community listerve
- Vast library of resources on the member schools wiki
- GEBG Foreign Travel Assistance and Insurance Program
- Access to benchmark survey database and reporting tool for critical incidents
- Participation in collaborative faculty professional development and student collaborative travel programs
- Robust and active community listerve: Global Directors and administrators regularly communicate on all global education fronts including travel advisories, advise on policies, tracking trends in language study, assessments, sharing curriculum, partner school connections and a host of other needs.
- Access to a library archived materials on the wiki including book reviews and curriculum, recommendations for speakers, performers, films, professional development suggestions, travel program itineraries, example policies on everything from cell phones to homestay guidelines plus sample waivers and hold harmless agreements.
- Eligibility for the GEBG Foreign Travel Assistance and Insurance Program: International SOS is offering their “best-in- class” crisis response and pre- and on- trip assistance services at a GEBG member discount of just 25% of their minimum independent school pricing. Our partners at Fred C. Church Insurance have arranged a comprehensive insurance program with Navigators (through United Educators) and Nationwide Insurance Companies to cover the ISOS and other costs.
- Annual Benchmark Survey Data and Benchmark Database: An essential task for a GEBG member school is to provide data through the annual survey. Although the survey is comprehensive, collecting this data allows schools the opportunity to reflect and analyze the impact of global education at their institution year over year documenting growth in international student recruitment, program participation, financial aid dollars, etc. The database enables schools to compare themselves against aggregate data and even select for various thresholds. The database offers schools a reporting tool for data on critical incidents serving as a source of historical trends in critical incidents mapped by region and type of incident enabling schools to develop programs with an eye to the risk landscape.
- Faculty development and joint student collaborative travel programs: In partnership with 3 rd party providers the GEBG offers separate opportunities for students and faculty to travel to locations identified by member schools as areas of focus on a model programs. For interested schools the minimum number to participate is 1!