Traveling overseas with students can be the experience of a lifetime, however, it can also lead to headaches when unexpected events occur. Kate Goggin, author and former Community Liaison Office Coordinator, recently wrote about the most important tips to keep in mind when planning an international trip for students. To learn more about the the 10 items below, click here to read the full article.
1. Review Health Insurance Policies, and Buy Travel and Medevac Insurance
2. Visit the Doctor at Least Six Weeks Before Departure
3. Research the Destination Country
4. Keep Copies of Passport in Separate Location – Sign it and Fill in the Emergency Information
5. Register Online with the U.S. Embassy in the Country You Will Visit
6. Assemble U.S. and Overseas Phone Numbers Before Travel
7. Ensure at Least Two Alternate Forms of Communication and Financial Access
8. Learn Basic Language Phrases and Think Globally but Act Locally for Safety Contacts
9. Mental Health Matters – Know the Phases of Culture Shock
10. Sign a Student Conduct Contract and Get Oriented
For more information about how to better prepare for a school trip, or for additional considerations, contact a Knowledge Broker at R&R Insurance.