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Planning and Checklists

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Undergraduate Students

  • Traveling as part of a program managed by or affiliated with Cornell, such as a study-abroad program, a college exchange, Global Health, IARD, etc? Refer to the checklist provided by your program.
  • Traveling independently* or as part of a registered student organization trip? Refer to the Independent Traveler Checklist:  

Graduate and Professional Students

Trip Leaders

  • If you are leading students on a Cornell-sponsored trip, you can access Cornell's Checklist for Trip Leaders to help you plan for health, safety, emergencies, team-building and understanding your destination.

Faculty and Staff

  • If you are traveling for research or other purposes and will not be leading a trip or taking students along, Cornell's Faculty and Staff Pre-Travel Checklist provides all you need to consider while planning your trip.

Special Considerations

Traveling Solo

  • Be sure that someone knows where you are and plan to go.
  • Register with the U.S. Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, STEP, to receive embassy updates and so that they can contact you in case of an emergency.
  • Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Get to know your neighbors.
  • Vary your routine.