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Going Abroad

Resources to help prepare you for international travel

Internal resources

Office for Study Away
Prepares students to be active and responsible global citizens through international and domestic, faculty-led, reciprocal or third-party educational exchange opportunities.

Foreign Travel Guidelines
Travel safely and within the policies and procedures established by the university and regulatory authorities. Travelers should fully inform themselves of those risks and response systems, which may be very different from those available here in the United States. 

International Scholar and Student Services 
Primarily a resource for incoming students and faculty, but also available as a resource for those traveling outside the country on UAB business.  Contact the director at 934-3328.

Office of Sponsored International Programs 
Works with UAB faculty and existing and potential international partners to promote, develop and facilitate sponsored international research, training and service programs.

University Compliance Office 
Responsible for approving all UAB-related foreign travel for the university.

Travelers' Health Clinic
Provides you with the best preventative measures, including all immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization and medication for self-treatment while abroad. 

Critical Care Transport
Worldwide transport service is available in case of emergency. During the past 30 years, our team has transported more than 41,500 patients from 48 states and 38 foreign countries.

Traveler's Insurance
Accident insurance coverage for all UAB-related international travel for faculty, staff and students.

External resources

U.S. State Department
A wealth of information including travel safety tips, passport information, country specific information.

Europ Assistance 
A worldwide travel assistance service offered in association with the UAB foreign travel insurance.  A wallet-size card with information on the services provided and contact information available through the UAB Office of Risk Management.

World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.