Student International Travel Resources

International Travel Preparation Materials

The Global Programs System (GPS) provides five training modules related to international travel, including information about health, safety, cultural adaptation, and identity resources.


All students traveling abroad should resolve all passport and visa issues well in advance of their departure date. Make certain that your passport is current and valid six months from the date of your return. You may consult CIBTvisas for information about visa requirements. An overview of CIBTvisas can be found here.

International students should consult with the Davis International Center regarding their U.S. student visas.

International SOS and Health Insurance

ISOS provides Princeton University business travelers and expatriates with quality health care and medical and security assistance services worldwide 24 hours a day. Their worldwide helpdesks can assist with urgent medical issues, security and logistical questions, medical advice, or other concerns and situations that may arise. ISOS can be contacted by phone, online, or using the ISOS app (available in your mobile phone's app store). International SOS provides emergency and support services for international travelers. Print your ISOS Membership Card.

Mandatory Undergraduate Travel Review Process

Princeton students planning to travel to locations abroad with an International SOS risk rating of High or Extreme must participate in a travel review process overseen by the Travel Oversight Group (TOG) and obtain safety guidance prior to departure. Students should complete and submit an application for additional review by the TOG in the Global Programs System (GPS).

Smart Traveler - U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment 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.

Laptop Travel Restrictions for Encryption Software 

Princeton University staff and students should refer to Technology Guidelines if planning to travel with encrypted computers or mobile devices.