Travel and Safety

Travel overseas, especially to developing countries and emerging markets, may expose participants to health and other risks different from the ones they face at home. Although we will do our best to make participants aware of such risks and will make efforts to minimize risks, the ultimate responsibility lies with the participant. Application for the program explicitly implies acceptance of all responsibility for loss, injury and/or death by the applicant. Applicants are advised to check with the Centers for Disease Control and with the US State Department for information on health and safety issues respectively.

Each participant must obtain, at their own expense, any vaccinations, inoculations or other medications considered appropriate for a prudent traveler to the destination(s) to which they are assigned.

Each participant must register themselves with the Office or Risk Services at least 30 days prior to travel here: The university policy covers students for emergency medical evacuation to the USA, and this is a requirement of IBD travel. Evidence of registration must be provided to the course instructor in advance of the program departure. More information, including due date, will be given during the course of the semester In addition, we have put together a list of Travel Safety Guidelines here:

  1. Check with the embassy (or consulate) of the country(ies) you will be visiting to obtain latest visa requirements and other information for visitors.
  2. Check for travel warnings and advisories issued by the U.S. State Department or by calling (202) 647-5525.
  3. Check for health concerns, vaccination requirements, etc., at the Centers for Disease Control or by calling the CDC Travelers' Hotline at (888) 232-3228.
  4. Research the country(ies) you are visiting. Some suggested web sites are listed below.
  5. Provide someone, who is not traveling with you, contact information, and copies of your passport, tickets, etc.
  6. Prepare a list of key contacts you might need to reach in the event of an emergency and keep the list with you at all times.
  7. Obtain duplicate copies of any prescriptions or other documents you may need.

Useful Web Sites

Below is a list of useful websites for travel information and convenience.

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