- Familiarize yourself with the support services provided by International SOS (ISOS), a global medical and security assistance company.
- Review MIT’s international travel risk policy.
- Read the U.S. Department of State (DoS)’s country information, including what to do if you’re the victim of a crime overseas.
- Watch an MIT International Coordinating Committee (ICC) information session video on safety and security in other countries.
- Check out the Travelers’ Health resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), paying particular attention to the Travel Health Notices.
- Review the Office of the General Counsel’s Guidance Regarding International Travel Preparation (MIT login required) for key points to remember if you are subject to a stop and search of electronic devices and other belongings at the U.S. border.
- Check the list of U.S. embassies in foreign countries for the contact information at locations nearest to your destination(s).
- Educate yourself about local culture and customs with GlobeSmart Guides.
- Students: Review the MIT Student Study Abroad Health Insurance program.