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The following internal and external resources are provided to assist in the preparation for international travel. Jump directly to relevant sections:

For the Stanford University Waiver, Travel Policy Acknowledgement, and other forms, check out commonly used travel preparation forms.

Review the travel policies

Policies and Guidelines

Familiarize yourself with policies and laws that govern international activities.

Assess the risks

The pre-travel assessment tool can guide you through the process of evaluating the resources below.

Country Information & Updates

Learn about your travel destinations and stay up-to-date on how to prepare.

Health & Medical

Access expert, pre-travel health consultative services and prepare for the health risks you might encounter abroad. 

External Resources

Stanford Resources


 Tips and resources for securing safe housing abroad.

Register your travel

Travel Registries

Registering your travel allows help to come to you in case of an emergency.

Required for all Stanford Travel

Recommended for U.S. Citizens

Pre-departure offerings

Stanford Pre-Departure Training

These courses from across Stanford will help you understand the scope of issues that can arise when traveling, potential pitfalls you may encounter, and the resources that are available to you.

For undergraduate students

For researchers

For all travelers

External Resources

Stanford Pre-Departure Travel Checklists

These handy checklists will help you remember the things you need to do to prepare for your trip.

Information Technology & Security

Learn how to protect your data and your devices while you travel.

Emergency preparedness

Emergency Assistance for International Travel

Stanford travelers have a range of resources available to them. Identify which provider applies to you based on your role at Stanford, find more about the services available, and how to reach them while traveling.

International students

Guidance for International Students

International students traveling outside the U.S. have special considerations.