We have contact information for all major private and government health facilities in Ibri and accompany our sick students to clinics and hospitals as necessary. Furthermore we have an agreement with an English-speaking mental health practitioner who’s available for consultation for our students.
In order to allow our students to avoid cultural offence and faux-pas and preventing them from breaking Omani law by ignorance we send students a detailed student handbook with detailed information on Oman’s laws, customs and social mores so they can familiarize themselves with their host country prior to arrival. In country, students receive a card with all relevant telephone numbers and we conduct a thorough cultural and safety orientation.
Our core staff members are available for emergency calls 24/7. We have open communication channels with our students’ sending countries’ embassies in Muscat so that in case of emergency or natural disaster embassies may reach their wardens easily. We also work with the local authorities so that both Royal Oman Police and the Ministry of Manpower, under which we operate, are always aware of our students and work.
We also have open communication channels and 24/7 reachability for our students’ sending institutions. We also accommodate accompanying faculty or supervisors (such as Resident director for Critical Language Scholarship Program, pastor-supervisor for Al Amana Centre group, Sebastian/faculty for Grand Valley State University) if required by the program.
In addition to generally safe and secure environment, Noor Majan has furthermore equipped its buildings with additional safety measures such as cameras and smoke detectors. We have an evacuation plan and emergency communication plan in place.
The Sultanate of Oman is one of the safest and most stable countries in the region. Oman has an extremely low crime rate and is politically stable. The country has been ranked the 4th safest tourist destination in 2017 by the World Economic Forum in their Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report.