Smith College requires all Smith students participating in college-sponsored travel to complete a Travel Registry.
We recommend that all individual travelers use this Planning Checklist for Individuals to prepare for their travel.
Helpful links for completing the Checklist
Required Travel Waiver
U.S. State Department information
- U.S. State Department international travel information.
- Smith College Travel Warning Policy.
- U.S. State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). (U.S. citizens only)
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- To determine if your medications are legal and available in your destination(s), consult AIG/Travel Guard.
1-877-244-6871(U.S. & Canada)
1-715-346-0859 (Overseas collect)
Policy holder: Five Colleges, Inc.
Policy number: 9125324
Passport and Visa
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.
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.