Global Administrators Working Group (GAWG)

GAWG conducts periodic working group sessions to address operational concerns.

Upcoming GAWG Meetings:

  • Winter 2018
  • Spring 2018

Recent Events

  • Penn's Travel Symposium
  • A collaboration of Penn Travel Services & Penn Global

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

    8:30am - 2pm

    Huntsman Hall, 8th Floor

    Panel discussions and other presentations. Topics included: International Travel Creativity and Expertise, Group Travel and Group Visas, Credit Card Fraud, 50 Tips in 30 minutes, Travel Security and Medical Insurance, and more...
    Speakers from World Travel Inc., CIBT, Bank of America/Visa and Penn
  • OSAC: Winter 2015 College & University Health, Safety, & Security Seminar
  • December 2nd & 3rd

    The Overseas Security Advisory Council and the University of Pennsylvania held an international education seminar in Philadelphia that focused on health, safety, and security issues relevant to higher education institutions and their students, faculty, and staff who travel abroad.  The seminar focused on Middle East travel security as well as the following topics:

    • International Security Evacuations  
    • Crisis Response Scenarios  
    • A Look Inside the U.S. Embassy 
    • Responding to a Student Death Abroad Developing Emergency Plans 
    • Risk Mitigation and Management 
    • Cyber Security Abroad 
    Middle East Security Sessions included:
    • Keynote Presentation by Eric Trager of The Washington Institute
    • OSAC Middle East Security Analysis
    • Panel Discussion: Security Outlook for University Travelers in the Middle East

    Location Information: The seminar was held at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. 

  • Employee Handbooks in China Webinar
  • September 9th, 2015, 2-3:30pm

    International House Conference Room, 2nd Floor

    It’s Time to Update Your Employee Handbooks in China

    This webinar will help you understand:

    • The significant ways in which China law differs from U.S. law with respect to “at will” employment relationships
    • What steps employers must take to implement handbooks and risks associated with failure to do so
    • What types of disciplinary and termination procedures are required in China

    Come and learn the best practices to avoid financial, legal and reputational risk to business operations overseas.  Concepts of mandatory employment contracts, “rules and regulations”, “democratic procedures”, and “corresponding discipline” will be explained.