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Short-Term International Travel

individual travelers

Mandatory Checklist

Smith College requires all Smith students participating in college-sponsored international travel to complete a Travel Registry.

Recommended Checklist

We recommend that all individual travelers use this Planning Checklist for Individuals to prepare for their travel.

Planning Checklist and Documentation for Individuals (PDF)


Helpful links for completing the Checklist

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. citizens should consult the U.S. State Department International Travel Information. International students must consult the consulate of country they plan to visit for its visa requirements as well as the Smith College Office for International Students and Scholars for information on their U.S. visa.


  • 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 Accident & Sickness Insurance, or a similar plan.
  • Emergency Medical Information and Evacuation
    All international travel sponsored by Smith College is covered by AIG/Travel Assist. 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 Assist, consult the Five College Risk Management International Travel website.