Athletic Teams

Athletic teams undertaking Notre Dame-sponsored international travel (as defined by the Undergraduate Student International Travel Policy) are required to take the following steps before going abroad:

Travel Registry

Register athletic team international travel in the university’s Travel Registry one month prior to departure so that NDI has information about your trip and can contact you in the event of an emergency. The University may not be fully able to assist or arrange evacuation for those who do not register travel through the NDI Travel Registry.

Travel Registry

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IMPORTANT: Travel registrations for trips to high risk locations and/or consisting of the participation in high risk activities abroad (as defined by the travel policy) should be submitted as close to eight weeks prior to departure. These registrations are required to be reviewed for approval by the International Travel Review Committee. 

For more information on High Risk Travel and the Travel Review Committee, please visit High Risk Travel.

Health Insurance

Obtain international health insurance coverage through GeoBlue. Group enrollment instructions are provided within the travel registration process. For more information, please visit the International Health Insurance page.

U.S. Department of State & Center for Disease Control

Review U.S. Department of State safety and security information and advice for your destination and CDC information for travel health notices and immunization requirements.

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

Enroll in STEP (U.S Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) as a group. STEP is a free service to allow U.S. citizens/nationals traveling abroad to enroll with the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate; a Smart Traveler app is also available. Enrollment instructions are provided within the travel registration process.

Health & Safety Orientation

Athletic teams traveling abroad must hold a travel health and safety orientation for the travel destination(s). NDI will provide location-specific orientations to athletic teams upon request.

Trip Leaders

Regardless of the destination or length of a university-sponsored trip abroad, Notre Dame staff who accompany students abroad accept a leadership role in understanding and mitigating risk. Review the Trip Leader page for requirements and information on being a Trip Leader.

For questions or concerns regarding Athletic Team international travel, please contact travelregistry@nd.edu.