Health & Safety Resources

It is important to be aware of the Yale resources available to you while you are pursuing activities outside of Yale.

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.

The International SOS (ISOS) 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.

Visit Yale’s International Toolkit 

  • 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 and click on “Out-of-country medical care coverage” for additional information.

Leave extra electronics at home:

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

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Yale Office of Career Strategy