It is important to be aware of the Yale resources available to you while you are pursuing activities outside of Yale. Before you leave campus, whether for summer-long travel, shorter vacation, or business trips, please install the International SOS travel app on your smartphone.
Important Note: Yale College students must abide by the Yale College Travel Policy.
Contact International SOS travel assistance. Available to all students 100+ miles from Yale.
All members of the Yale community are automatically enrolled with International SOS (ISOS), which provides pre-travel consultations and 24/7/365 domestic and international emergency medical, security, and travel assistance for Yale travelers and accompanying family while more than 100 miles from home.
- Request a destination-specific medical and security pre-travel consultation – email Philadelphia@internationalsos.com or call 215-942-8478.
- Download, print, and carry the ISOS membership card while you travel so you have the contact information.
- Visit the ISOS Yale online member center to sign up for ISOS email alerts.
Visit Yale’s International Toolkit for the following important information:
- Register Your Travel: In the event of an emergency, Yale will be able to contact you.
- Understand Medical Insurance Abroad: Check with your medical insurance provider before you travel to verify coverage of routine medical needs and coverage limitations while you are outside the U.S.
Travelers on Yale-related business (including students traveling on study abroad programs, doing research, attending conferences or student organization travel) have some coverage for out-of-country medical expenses for treatment for accidents or sicknesses that occur while traveling. Visit https://ogc.yale.edu/erm/ISOS and click on “Out-of-country medical care coverage” for additional information.
Leave extra electronics at home: cybersecurity.yale.edu/travelsecurely
Before you get on a plane, train, or in an automobile consider protecting your electronic devices while away. Review these travel tips and look into registering a secondary or alternative phone for multi-factor authentications.
International students and scholars on non-immigrant visas.
Consult the OISS travel guidance web page before you depart and check with OISS if you have any concerns about your travel plans or return to the U.S. F-1 and J-1 visa holders should check the signature line of their I-20 or DS-2019 forms. Advice on handling immigration emergencies can also be found on the OISS website.
Additional Yale resources
- Yale Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education (SHARE) Center
- LiveSafe App
- Travel Health Resources – consultations and vaccination
- Mental Health & Counseling
- Group Travel Resources for Student Trip Leaders
- The CIPE Health & Safety Pocket Guide
- Off-campus Access to Yale E-Resources