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Woven Chronicle by Reena Saini Kallat

For Travelers

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Global Risk Management

The global risk management team advises on travel preparation, risk assessment, mitigation, and response so faculty, staff, and students can travel overseas to research, learn, collaborate and engage with the world with self-awareness and confidence. 

Use these resources to help you accomplish your health, safety, and security needs in travel.

Planning International Travel

What you need to know

Review the University Travel Policy and check your destinations Risk Rating

Familiarize yourself with the university's International Travel Assistance Program 


View customized travel checklists for Students or Faculty, Staff, Postdocs 

Book and Register

Book your university-funded/sponsored travel through The Stanford Travel Program

Register your travel via MyTrips


Travel Forms including Assumption of Risk agreement, assessment templates, and guidelines request an exception to the travel policy.

Travel Advisories: FAQs | Guidance (updates coming soon) | Exception Requests

General Travel Resources including country information, heath and medial services, emergency assistance, pre-departure materials, and more.

Assistance During Travel

Through the International Travel Assistance Program the global incident command teams partner with experts to manage international incidents.

For all medical, personal, travel, and security assistance while abroad, as well as in the event of an emergency abroad, travelers should contact:

International SOS [all travelers except Postdocs]

+1-215-942-8478 (collect calls accepted)


Assist America [Postdocs only]

+1-609-986-1234 (call or text message)

If you are supporting an international traveler and have questions, contact:


For faculty, staff, and students

International SOS (ISOS) *

Membership: #11BCPA000272

Call +1-215-942-8478 or find the most relevant assistance center by looking at Assistance Centers by Country.

All call centers accept collect calls.

Download your free Assistance App from

* ISOS is not medical insurance

For postdoctoral scholars

Assist America

Basic Travel Assistance Reference #01-AA-STD-5201

Extended Travel Assistance Reference #01-AA-STD-5201E

For United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Bermuda, call +1-800-872-1414

Everywhere else, call +1-609-986-1234

Text: +1-609-334-0807


We can help you

Contact the Global Risk team for assistance with any of the services above. If your specific circumstance is not listed, our staff is available to help you navigate the landscape of partner offices that we collaborate with on campus. We're here to help.