Travel Resources

We work with various University units on matters related to travel for global health. Before you travel for University related business, it is important to be aware of University Policies and to also check with your unit for additional processes they require. 

University Administrative Policies related to travel


Global Programs and Strategy Alliance resources

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS Alliance) provides services and resources to assist faculty, staff, and students in planning safe and successful international travel. 

New Emergency Phone Number
The University now has a central international emergency phone number to be used by ALL University travelers who are abroad for University purposes.

International Insurance
Overview and resources regarding insurance for travel abroad. CISI insurance is recommended for all (and mandatory for some) Academic Health Center (AHC) faculty, staff and students traveling abroad.  This comprehensive insurance is availible for less than $10/week.

Travel Approval
Process for obtaining approval for students to travel to countries on the U.S. State Department warning list or Cuba.

What does it mean to be a 24-7 contact for a student abroad? 
A Resource for Faculty and Staff


Predeparture orientation for international experiences

CGHSR conducts in-person predeparture orientation sessions in collaboration with other Unit and has compiled a list of web-based resources.


Academic Health Center student travel resources

Before you plan your travel, contact your school or college for specific processes and resources.

Before you travel, find out if your school or college has specific processes that you must follow.

Travel checklist


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