International Travel Advice
Many of you will be going abroad to conduct archival research, study a language, immerse yourself in another culture, or do other academic work (in absentia status), or travelling during breaks to attend scholarly conferences. The Graduate School encourages you to take advantage of the excellent information provided on the University's Travel website and Office of Visa Services website before you embark and again while you are away. The websites listed below may be helpful to you.
For information about changes in SEVIS, please visit the Office of Visa Services website. On the University's Travel website are many other links where you will find useful information, including lists of U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, the U.S. Department of State's most frequently asked questions, a direct link to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, and more.
We also encourage you to regularly consult the State Department's website for updates on travel information while you are away, since any important information will almost certainly be found here even before we are aware. Also, please check the Office of Risk Management for information, including risk management issues and policies. And, of course, the dean of the Graduate School will be posting any important notices for your convenience, so feel free to check in with us now and then at the Graduate School's home page just in case there is something of which you need to be aware.
Finally, we recommend that you visit the University's Assistance Abroad website which provides valuable information and advice about medical, security and travel matters. This program is managed and administered by International SOS, the world's largest medical and security assistance company, with more than 3,000 professionals in 24-hour Alarm Centers, international clinics and remote-site medical facilities across five continents. Valuable information about emergency evacuation, vaccinations, medical care and other travel matters can be found on this site.
We hope your travel is productive and rewarding!