Academic Services

Recommendations for Students Traveling

Traveling to conduct research or present at conferences can be an important part of your graduate school experience. To better ensure your safety, the Graduate Division would like you to be aware of a number of precautions you should consider and preparations you should make before you travel. We strongly recommend that you review the following list of useful URLs and information they provide before you travel.  Many of the links are pertinent only for students traveling internationally, but even students traveling within the U.S. may find them helpful.

Students should sign up for the FREE UC travel insurance. See: http://www.bfs.ucsb.edu/travel_entertainment/travel-planning/travel-insurance

We also recommend that you contact your department’s Faculty Graduate Advisor, Graduate Program Assistant, and the Office of International Students and Scholars (international students only) to alert them of your travel plans.

Travel Information Provided by the US Government:

Medical Health and Safety Related:

Other potentially useful sites: