Graduate and Professional Students

Important Steps to Take Before Traveling Abroad

Graduate and professional students undertaking Notre Dame-sponsored international travel are strongly encouraged to take the following steps before going abroad:

TRAVEL REGISTRY

Register international travel in the university’s Travel Registry two weeks prior to departure so that NDI has information about your trip and can contact you in the event of an emergency. You will receive a confirmation email when you have completed all your Travel Registry steps.

IMPORTANT: 

  • Be sure to check with your program, as some Graduate and Professional programs may require you to register international travel.
  • The University may not be fully able to assist or arrange evacuation for those who do not register travel through the NDI Travel Registry.
HEALTH INSURANCE

Confirm international travel health insurance coverage for your destination and activities while in country. For more information, please visit the International Health Insurance page.

US 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). 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. Non-U.S. passport holders should leave the passport field blank when registering, and contact their home country’s government to learn about available additional support.

HEALTH AND SAFETY ORIENTATION

Check with your program or funding source for pre-departure health and safety orientation requirements. NDI will also provide location-specific orientations to individuals and groups upon request.

Check the NDI Events page for the dates of the next International Safety Summit.

For questions or concerns regarding Graduate and Professional Student international travel, please contact travelregistry@nd.edu.