Columbia University

Global Travel

An essential part of Columbia’s mission is “to support research and teaching on global issues” and “to convey the products of its efforts to the world.” These activities frequently involve travel outside the United States. While traveling internationally can be an enriching experience, it also entails risks. Because of this, careful planning must precede international travel, even for seasoned travelers. Each destination requires a different strategy for responding to small inconveniences and serious emergencies. This website provides information and tools that can better prepare members of the Columbia community before visiting with the rest of the world.

Before you go, it is important to:

  • Review Alerts: Use this website to review the current travel risks, alerts and warnings for the region you are traveling to, and plan ahead!
  • Register a Trip: Enter your itinerary into the travel registry system (MyTrips) so ISOS can quickly assist you in case of an emergency. For detailed registration instructions, see ISOS MyTrips.
  • Plan: Take advantage of the resources offered to help you manage your complete travel experience.
  • Stay Connected: Once you’re registered, if something happens while you’re away, Columbia's emergency response team can swiftly contact you. In an emergency, call ISOS at +1-215-942-8478

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