Resources for International Travelers
The Travel Tools website provides information and policy guidance for Harvard faculty, students, and staff traveling abroad. Visit Travel Tools before your international trip.
International SOS provides emergency medical and security evacuation services to all Harvard students, faculty, and staff who are traveling abroad for University business or a University-related activity. In short, Harvard travelers who become sick or injured while traveling abroad, or who find themselves traveling in a location that has become dangerous, can contact I-SOS for assistance.
In addition to evacuation services, I-SOS provides a wide variety of other services and coverages to Harvard's international travelers, including medical repatriation and repatriation of mortal remains, country-specific travel advice, and the like. While I-SOS is not health insurance -- travelers still need their own health insurance, as I-SOS will expect to be reimbursed for any medical expenses paid up front -- it provides valuable benefits for those traveling abroad for Harvard business. For a full list of benefits and additional information, please visit Harvard's I-SOS website or visit the I-SOS website directly.
President's Innovation Fund for International Experiences
The President's Innovation Fund for International Experiences (PIFIE) provides seed funding to faculty members at any Harvard school to support the development of creative and significant academic experiences abroad for Harvard College students.
For more information, please see www.pifie.harvard.edu.
Harvard Travel Waiver and Release Forms and Health Clearance Forms
These forms can be found on the Global Support Services website, here.
Task Force on International Projects and Sites
In 2004, the Provost appointed a task force to review Harvard policies and practices with regard to international activities, and to make recommendations on the effective management of such activities. The task force's report is here: