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Travel Health, Safety and Security

The health, safety and security of Northwestern’s travelers is important to the entire Northwestern community, not just the Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS). To help you understand the institution’s role in this process, as well as your own responsibilities, we have put together the following information.

  • Travel Health: Find insurance requirements and suggestions staying healthy and dealing with medical conditions.
  • Travel Safety: Read suggestions for staying safe in a variety of circumstances.
  • Travel Security: Learn about our steps monitor and mitigate risk abroad.

In addition to the travel health, safety and security information on this website, the OGSS staff has developed pre-departure educational programing to prepare students to go abroad.

All undergraduates participating in university-sponsored international travel are required to participate in pre-departure health and safety training that includes the following modules (or a version thereof).