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Preparing to Travel Abroad
More than 8 Weeks Prior to Travel
Passport: Often must be valid for 3-6 months beyond intended dates of travel and contain a certain number of blank pages if a visa is required.
Vaccines: Many countries require vaccines or preventative medications well in advance of travel.
Visa: Enter your country of travel at the link provided and scroll down to determine entry, exit, and visa requirements. Vaccine requirements are also available here.
HR Benefits Abroad: Available to faculty/staff interested in semester travel or longer. Please coordinate with HR three months prior to your departure.
6 Weeks Prior to Travel
After Travel Approval (approximately 2-5 weeks before departure)
Travel Funding: Verify funding for proposed trip was received from applicable department.
Travel Bookings: Anthony Travel offers an on-campus travel agency to all University members. Faculty and staff should also consult TravelND.
Health/Medical Preparation: All undergraduates must have policy coverage through GeoBlue international health insurance, the University-preferred provider, for the duration of their travel.
Download: Geoblue Member Guide 2017-18.
Please note: there are exclusions to this policy, including:
- Riding in any aircraft except as a passenger on a commercial or charter flight
- Incidents that result from illegal activity or participation in a riot or civil demonstration
- Scuba/skin diving, sky diving, hang gliding or bungee jumping
- Further policy exclusions can be found in the GeoBlue Member Guide above
Different insurance resources are available for faculty/staff and graduate students traveling abroad.
STEP Registration: Enrollment in this program provides important, up-to-date U.S. Department of State information about your country of travel.
Websites with important travel information and updates:
Week before Departure
Cash: Inform your bank and credit card provider(s) about your travel plans. Develop a plan to obtain local currency immediately upon arrival.
Documents: Make copies of important documents (passport, visa, drivers license) and leave with a trusted individual prior to departure. Double check applicable international travel checklist: Student Checklist, Parent / Guardian Checklist