University of Virginia student Casey Schulman was killed while studying abroad with Semester at Sea last year. Her father, David Schulman, is now suing over her death, an article from The Daily Progress reported.
“The lawsuit, filed this month in federal court in Miami by David Schulman, the father of Casey Schulman, alleges negligence by the Semester at Sea program, sponsored by University of Virginia, and several others, seeking funeral expenses and compensatory damages,” the article reported.
Casey was only 22 years old with a bright and promising future ahead of her. She was snorkeling close to Mero Beach near Roseau, Dominica, when a small dive boat backed over her, killing her instantly. More than six months later, Dominican authorities charged Andrew Armour, the boat’s captain, with manslaughter. Read more
Planning on going abroad for J-Term 2014? It’s time to visit the travel clinic.
Shots aren’t fun. We know that. We also know one of the biggest buzz kills for study abroad is preventable, unexpected illness. Vaccinations are as important as trip insurance. Taking precautions for your study abroad experience can kick buzz kill’s butt!
All students going on J-Term study abroad trips need to get to travel clinics for TRAVAX health reports to be informed on risks and undergo preventative healthcare wellness checks! TRAVAX is maintained and updated by the Travel and International Health Team of Health Protection Scotland (HPS). It is provided as an NHS resource for health care professionals who advise travelers about health risks, avoiding illness and staying healthy abroad. Read more
ClearCause is pleased to introduce Dr. Vincent R. Johnson as ClearCause Foundation board member!
Dr. Johnson’s vast experience and expertise in law, ethics, international business and torts is incredibly valuable to ClearCause’s work to keep students safe during programs abroad.
Dr. Johnson is currently a Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. His career at the St. Mary’s University includes Director of the Institute on Chinese Law and Business, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Administration and Director of the Institute on World Legal Problems. Read more
ClearCause is featured on a KSTP Channel 5 News which aired Thursday October 24, 2013.
Twenty-year-old Thomas Plotkin was hiking in a remote part of India on a study abroad trip with National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) when his life ended. His mother, Elizabeth Brenner, is rallying for her son in a wrongful death lawsuit against NOLS. Thomas’ body was never found.
“He was beautiful. He was perfect. He was my world,” Brenner said. Read more
Every Cause needs a Champion. Will you be a Champion for our ClearCause?
NO ONE KNOWS that laws that protect youth and students on American campuses are nonexistent when programs escort our kids into foreign countries. Help us reach as many people as possible and to inform, protect, and save youth and student lives.
We have created a volunteer program called Champions. These volunteers believe in our mission, “Zero Preventable Youth & Student Deaths & Injuries in an Industry Held to the Highest Standards.”
We promise you’ll learn a few cool social media tricks when you agree to take a comprehensive ClearCause training program developed by Remotely Smart.
Commit a small amount of time each month to support ClearCause, as a Champion. We will deliver some compelling and fun social media messages for people in your community.
You value safe global youth and student travel. Read more