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Short-Term International Travel

individual travelers

Mandatory Checklist

All Smith College students participating in college-sponsored travel that does not have a Smith College group leader are required to complete the planning checklist for individuals.

Submit Checklist

Email (preferred): global@smith.edu

Lisa Morde, Program Coordinator
Smith College Lewis Global Studies Center
Wright Hall
Northampton, MA 01060

Helpful links for completing the Checklist

Required Travel Waiver

Destination Information

U.S. State Department information

Health information


Passport and Visa

  • Passport
    Most international travel requires a passport. Some destinations specify that your passport must not expire within six months of your travel dates, so check your passport expiration date.

  • Visa
    The government of your destination country (or countries) will determine what type of visa is required based on your citizenship, your purpose for travel, and your length of stay.
    International students must also understand their U.S. visa so that they may return to Smith College.

For more information on passports and visas, U.S. citizen should consult the U.S. State Department International Travel Information. International students may consult their home country's consulate or embassy in the U.S. and/or the Smith College Office for International Students and Scholars.


  • Health Insurance
    Contact your primary health insurance provider to determine what, if any, international coverage is provided. If you need additional insurance, you may consider Gallagher Koster Study Abroad & Sickness Insurance, or a similar plan.
  • Emergency Medical Information and Evacuation
    All international travel sponsored by Smith College is covered by AIG/Travel Guard. It is your responsibility to print a membership card or obtain one from Smith College. Your AIG membership number: 9125324

For more information on insurance, including AIG/Travel Guard, consult the Five College Risk Management International Travel website.