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Tufts University proudly supports its students, faculty and staff who travel the world in pursuit of research opportunities, outreach initiatives, and scholarly experiences. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or taking your first trip abroad, careful preparation can maximize your ability to enjoy a safe and successful travel experience. These resources provide useful information for pre-departure preparation, risk awareness, emergency assistance, and more. The more you know, the better you can prepare. Safe travels!

Emergency Medical Assistance

International SOS
Tufts 24-hour worldwide assistance and emergency evacuation services

International SOS - FAQs
Answers to some frequently asked questions about ISOS

U.S. Department of State Links

U.S. Department of State Homepage
Official homepage for the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings
Americans must avoid or consider risk of travel to certain countries

Consular Information Sheets
International travel information by country

American Citizen Services and Crisis Management
Provides emergency services to Americans traveling or living abroad

Registration with Embassies
Register at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country you are visiting

Passport Information
Current information about applying for or renewing your passport

Other Useful Resources

OSAC Travel Safety Reference Guide
Travel safety reference guide with lists of best practices for planning safe travel abroad (to access, click on the attachment on the right hand side column)

Embassies and Consulates
Directory and search engine of every embassies and consulates by country

Transportation Security Administration
Restrictions, tips and more for air and other modes of travel

United Nations
Official homepage for the United Nations

World Health Organization International Travel and Health Site
Health risks for travelers, travel requirements, and recommendations

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Travel health information and tips, including vaccines, medications, trip preparation, etc.

CDC Destination Guide
Travel health information by location

CDC Vaccination Information
Vaccination information by country, checklists and other helpful information

Currency Converter
Currency conversion calculator

Travelers with Disabilities
U.S. Department of State webpage with tips and information for travelers with disabilities

Resources for Women
Travel portal for women traveling alone

Country Calling Codes
Tool to assist with international calling codes

Resources for LGBTQ Travelers

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ilga)
Country specific information related to legal rights and social climate

Amnesty International Human Rights
Amnesty International is a global movement that campaigns to end human rights abuses

Gay Lesbian Arabic Society
GLAS serves as a networking organization for Gays and Lesbians of Arab descent or those living in Arab countries

Journal website documenting the travels of LGBT persons throughout the countries and cities all over the world

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
IGLHRC protest and advance the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse based on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status

Rainbow SIG
Rainbow SIG goals include counseling international students and study abroad students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender