Undergraduate International Travel Checklist

Before You Go

  1. Review Terms and Conditions for University-Sponsored International Travel

    When you submit a travel request in Concur, you will be asked to certify that you understand and agree to the Terms and Conditions for University-Sponsored International Travel

  2. Complete International Travel Preparation Materials

    The University requires undergraduates to complete materials in preparation for any University-sponsored international travel once per academic year.

  3. Schedule an Appointment with UHS for Immunizations

    Princeton University students planning to travel internationally, to places other than Western Europe and Australia, should consult UHS Travel Medicine Services.

  4. Complete a Medical Profile

    Please complete the Princeton University Health Services Medical Profile Form. Whether you are a part of a group or an individual traveler you must complete the Princeton University Health Services Medical Profile and Consent for Care (PDF) form.

  5. Submit a Travel Request in "Enroll My Trip"

    Under the current pandemic permissible travel guidelines, members of the Princeton University community are required to enroll the details of certain types of allowable travel with the Global Safety & Security (GS&S) unit.

    The following travel must be enrolled:

  6. Register Travel with the DOS Smart Traveler Program (STEP)

    International travelers are required to register their international travel with the U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP provides notices and alerts from the U.S. Government to U.S. Citizens while they are traveling or living in a foreign country.

  7. Review Passport & Visa Requirements

    Make certain that your passport is current and valid six months from the date of your return. You may consult Visa Central for information about visa requirements.

  8. Obtain an International SOS Card

    International SOS provides emergency and support services for international travelers. If you are traveling internationally, please print and carry a card.

  9. Create a Communication Plan for Regular Updates to Advisers, Parents and Friends

    A communication plan adds another layer of safety and security.  If a traveler's contact experiences a disruption in a pre-arranged communication plan, Princeton can be alerted for help and advice.

  10. Forward All Travel Itineraries to enrollmytrip@princeton.edu

    Your forwarded itinerary must be an official confirmation email from a booking vendor [i.e., airline, hotel, Expedia, etc.]. Before sending your itinerary, you must validate your email address and mobile phone provided in your Concur profile. Alternatively, you may share your itinerary using a TripIt account.

During Your Trip

  1. Update Your Concur Profile Update your Concur profile with any changes to your mobile phone number or the number where you can be reached via text messaging while traveling. If you are unable to update your Concur profile, you may email any changes to finance@princeton.edu (please include your expected return date).
  2. Carry Your Medical Profile With You at All Times

    It is good practice to be certain that you have your medical profile (PDF) with you at all times while you are away.

  3. Follow Through on Your Communication Plan

    Follow through on your communication plan: Contact your trip adviser, family and friends as agreed.