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While you are abroad on Cornell travel, you have the expertise and global reach of Cornell behind you to help keep you safe. 

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Your Health and Safety Is Our Priority

Safety abroad depends on having the right information at the right time. To help you, Cornell offers you the pre-departure and in-country support and assistance you need for your peace of mind, including:

International Travel Insurance: If you are a registered traveler on Cornell-related international travel, then you are eligible for free insurance coverage for accidents, sickness, and emergency care while abroad.

Travel Assistance 24/7: Cornell has partnered with International SOS (ISOS), the world’s premier medical and travel security services company, to give you medical care and emergency support wherever and whenever you need it.

Advice for Handling In-Country Emergency Situations: No matter what sort of emergency you may face, we can help you figure out how to handle it. Just visit our Emergencies Abroad page for answers to a host of emergency-related questions.

Register Your International Travel

All students, staff, and faculty are required to have their Cornell-related international travel plans documented in Cornell’s international travel registry. By supplying the registry with your itinerary, emergency contact information, and the purpose of your travel, among other things, you supply what Cornell needs to know to provide you with resources and assistance during an incident, crisis, or emergency abroad. Register as soon as you have your travel plans in place.