Travel Policy & Resources

Travel Policy

Dartmouth is committed to supporting travel opportunities for all members of the Dartmouth community. If you are planning Dartmouth Travel, please review Dartmouth's Travel Safety Policy and these travel resources. If you are organizing, administering, or funding Dartmouth Travel by students, please also review Dartmouth's guidance for Organizing Student Travel.

Dartmouth Travel is travel that Dartmouth requires, supports, supervises, controls, or manages, which is financially supported by Dartmouth or through any Dartmouth account, and/or is expected to result in the granting of academic credit from Dartmouth. Travel supported by external grants (e.g., from federal agencies or private foundations) made to Dartmouth is included in the definition of Dartmouth Travel.

Please email travel-related questions to

Travel Resources

When planning travel, well in advance of departure:

  • Emergency Support: Read through and print resources.
  • Travel Documents and Visas: Verify that you have what you need for any Dartmouth Travel off campus.
  • Travel Exception: If required, apply at least 30 days before your planned departure date.
  • Travel Registry: Registration is required for all Dartmouth Travelers traveling to international locations. 
  • International SOS (ISOS member ID 11BSGC000018): Read through travel alerts and risk profiles for locations you are traveling to; update your travel and contact information.
  • U.S. Department of State or the nearest embassy or consulate of your country of citizenship at your travel locations: Enroll for updates and alerts.
  • COVID-19 Requirements from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Check the requirements for domestic and international travel.
  • Safeguard Devices and Data: Check the guidance; laws and policies differ by location and can change frequently.
  • Travel Recommendations for Students from the Dartmouth College Health Service: Review and sign up for travel clinics.

Pre-Travel Video Series

This 3-part video series covers personal safety, health & wellness, and emergency support tips for students heading overseas for study, internships, or research experiences. These videos are meant to supplement pre-departure training and advising offered through on-campus departments. The videos were created by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding with assistance from the Office of the Provost and a collaborative team of colleagues working across the institution on a range of international & intercultural programs.

1. Personal Safety


2. Health & Wellness


3. Emergency Support