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International Travel

Northwestern University cares about its students, particularly when traveling internationally for university-sponsored activities. In order to provide the best service, all graduate and professional students are required to register their travel with the Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS).

OGSS provides comprehensive guidance and resources for all kinds of emergencies abroad and travel requirements for graduate students – including the International Travel Registry.

International Travel Registry

Students planning international university-affiliated travel (e.g., conference attendance, research, field studies, performance, competition) are required to register their international travel in Northwestern’s International Travel Registry. The travel registry provides travelers with important health and safety resources prior to departure and allows Northwestern to communicate with travelers while abroad.

Register Your INTERNATIONAL Travel 

**Domestic and personal travel does not need to be registered with OGSS. Students who are fully funded by external scholarships and who will not receive any Northwestern financial support (such as a fellowship or grant, stipend top-off, or supplement) during their time abroad are not required but are encouraged to register their travel. Learn more  here.

Additional Resources

Students traveling internationally should review the information posted on the Office of Global Safety and Security’s website, including: