University Travel Insurance provides worldwide coverage for employees traveling on official University business and to students participating in sponsored and supervised off-campus activities. Coverage is free and in effect 24-hours/day.
Travel planning will mitigate and reduce the unique risks associated with travel to foreign countries. Measures that can help organize and control the travel experience are described in this section.
Travel entails risks that can be mitigated by developing detailed travel plans in advance. Principal Investigators and travel planners should assess and address the risks associated with travel to foreign countries in advance, especially to remote areas, in order to ensure the health and safety of participating faculty, staff, and students.
Go to Travel Planning for resources that can be used by departments to help with planning and organizing travel to foreign countries. It also provides a section on Planning Tools & Tips that describe specific things travel planners can do to reduce the risks of travel.
Travel Risk Assessment
Foreign travel risk assessment involves the methodical identification of potential health and security risks, the development of measures to reduce or avoid them, and figuring out in advance how to respond to emergencies if and when they occur. Go to Travel Risk Assessment for more information.
Field trips expose participants to risks that are not present in the classroom. Department employees who plan and organize field trips will reduce the exposure to risk and better ensure the safety of University staff and students during field trips by implementing measures to organize and control the field trip experience. Contact Risk Management for more information.