Keeping students safe is a priority for every study abroad program. Political uprisings, weather events and global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, require quick action to notify travelers about potential risks — and bring them home if required.
Marquette University deployed Terra Dotta’s AlertTraveler® to do exactly that.
Marquette deployed Terra Dotta’s AlertTraveler, and found it to be a seamless tool that took the pressure off of individuals who were monitoring alerts to track down travelers and contact them.
With AlertTraveler, Marquette gets:
AlertTraveler also has played a vital role in Marquette’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A partner institution couldn’t track down a Marquette student in Greece to let her know that another student in the residence hall had a confirmed case of covid-19. Marquette quickly pulled up her exact location through AlertTraveler.
Using AlertTraveler’s GPS data, Marquette could pinpoint two students who had traveled in northern Italy just as the outbreak began to sweep across the region. Marquette was able to connect with them to provide support and connect with the partners to determine if they needed to self quarantine.
Supporting the community
Two graduate students had the AlertTraveler app downloaded on their phone because of a previous trip they took with Marquette. This time, they were traveling in Panama but had not registered with the University. AlertTraveler’s location map identified their location, so Marquette could quickly share updates with them about the pandemic.