For those traveling internationally on behalf of Northwestern, the University offers health insurance (for no additional charge) as well as various travel health, safety, and security resources.
Please also visit the Office of Global Safety and Security website for more detailed information for international travel.
Northwestern faculty and staff traveling outside the United States on behalf of the University are automatically covered under a specialized employee medical insurance and assistance plan through GeoBlue. Medical and security evacuation coverage is provided if relocation due to an emergency situation is needed.
Please visit the GeoBlue for Employees page on the Office of Global Safety and Security website for more information.
- To access a list of travel immunization facilities in the area, visit the Northwestern Health Services website. Please note that Northwestern Health Services only provides service to eligible students.
- The Travel Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group (NMPG) provides travel consults, vaccinations, and medications. For more information, visit their website or call 312-926-3155.
Security Information Resources
Northwestern travelers have multiple options available to review safety and security information and receive alerts when traveling internationally.
- U.S. citizens and permanent residents can register travel plans with the U.S. Department of State Smart Travel Enrollment Program (STEP). 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.
- Northwestern travelers have access to Drum Cussac, a security information and assistance firm, that provides Northwestern with Political / Environment / Natural Disaster Evacuation (PEND) coverage and can provide Northwestern travelers with country- and city-specific travel safety and security information. Drum Cussac provides pre-departure information to travelers, while the STEP program provides time-sensitive updates to travelers while they are on their trip.
To find out how to register for Drum Cussac services, and to find out more about information resources for international travel, please visit the Security Information Resources page on the Office of Global Safety and Security website.
Travel Services is working on some future enhancements to support international travel. Please check this page for updates in summer/fall 2017.