Many students jump at the chance to go abroad and get health related experiences not available in the US. There are legal, ethical, and safety issues that arise when students make these choices. A good rule of thumb is that no student should provide patient care in another country if they can't provide that same care legally in the US. Students traveling abroad to gain health-related experiences, need to understand their role as global ambassadors for patient safety.
Watch Daniel's story for an example.
The Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety Toolkit serves as a resource for anyone who is working on this issue, from academic advisors, learning abroad professionals, faculty, sending program staff, and more.