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Health & Safety Resources for International Travel

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The University of Texas at Austin proudly supports its students, faculty and staff who travel the world in pursuit of research opportunities, outreach initiatives, and scholarly experiences. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or taking your first trip abroad, careful preparation can maximize your ability to enjoy a safe and successful travel experience. These resources provide useful information for pre-departure preparation, risk awareness, emergency assistance, and more. Safe travels!

Emergency Medical Assistance

International SOS
UT's 24-hour worldwide assistance and emergency evacuation services

International SOS - FAQs
Answers to some frequently asked questions about ISOS

"Using Your International SOS Program"
International SOS PowerPoint Presentation

UT-Specific Resources

UT Guidelines for Protecting University Data
Recommended precautions and measures to protect sensitive research materials or other university data

Online UT Student Travel Workshop
Watch the Student Travel to International Locations video slideshow (Click video to advance slides)

Emergency Action Plan
Keep a copy of your plan with you at all times while abroad

University Health Services
Travel health information, immunizations, counseling, and useful links

UT International Health Insurance
Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) Policy

Travel Management Services
Information and customer service to assist in travel planning

UT International Office
Passport and international ID services available

U.S. Department of State Links

U.S. Department of State Homepage
Official homepage for the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings
Americans must avoid or consider risk of travel to certain countries

Consular Information Sheets
International travel information by country

American Citizen Services and Crisis Management
Provides emergency services to Americans traveling or living abroad

International Travel Homepage
Tips, requirements, and general travel information

Registration with Embassies
Register at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country you are visiting

Passport Information
Current information about applying for or renewing your passport

Road Safety
Information and tips about road safety overseas

Travel Tips
Tips and information to help avoid difficulties while traveling abroad

    Other Useful Resources

    OSAC Travel Safety Reference Guide
    Travel safety reference guide with lists of best practices for planning safe travel abroad

    Overseas Security Advisory Council
    Global security news and reports

    Embassies and Consulates
    Directory and search engine of every embassies and consulates by country

    Transportation Security Administration
    Restrictions, tips and more for air and other modes of travel

    United Nations
    Official homepage for the United Nations

    World Health Organization International Travel and Health Site
    Health risks for travelers, travel requirements, and recommendations

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    Travel health information and tips, including vaccines, medications, trip preparation, etc.

    CDC Destination Guide
    Travel health information by location

    CDC Vaccination Information
    Vaccination information by country, checklists and other helpful information

    Currency Converter
    Currency conversion calculator

    Accessing money while abroad
    University Studies Abroad Consortium finances FAQ

    Travelers with Disabilities
    U.S. Department of State webpage with tips and information for travelers with disabilities

    Resources for Women
    Travel portal for women traveling alone

    GLBT Travel Resources
    International travel information, links and resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students

    Country Calling Codes
    Tool to assist with international calling codes

    Updated: 13 January, 2012