International Travel

For those traveling internationally on University business, Northwestern offers travel alert and health insurance services.

Travel Alerts

Northwestern travelers have 24-hour access to the latest health, safety, and travel advice worldwide through International SOS (iSOS) travel alerts. This informational service is available to all faculty, staff, and students who travel outside the United States for study or University business.

To access travel alerts, visit the International SOS web site. Enter Northwestern's membership code (11BCAS000003) in the "Members Login" box in upper right corner.

Health Insurance

For Northwestern faculty, staff, and students traveling outside the United States on University business, NU has arranged health insurance coverage through HTH Worldwide. Coverage includes authorized evacuations in the case of a significant civil unrest or natural disaster. This is a reimbursable expense.

For details, see the Office of Risk Management's health insurance web page.

Travel Immunizations

  • To access a list of travel immunization facilities in the area, visit the NU Health Services web site. Please note that NU Health Services only provides service to eligible students.
  • The Travel Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group (NPMG) provides travel consults, vaccinations and medications. For more information, visit their website or call 312-926-3155.

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

U.S. citizens and permanent residents should register travel plans with the U.S. Department of State Smart Travel Enrollment Program. This will place you on a consular listserv to receive time-sensitive updates from the local U.S. Embassy. Non-U.S. citizens should inquire about similar services provided by their home government.