Travel Abroad Support

Do you have plans to travel as part of a Penn academic or research program? Are you faculty or staff traveling abroad on behalf of the University? Our travel guidance resources can support you before and during your travels.

International Travel Guidance

Are you a member of the Penn community seeking support for your travel abroad?  Check out our website dedicated to International Travel Guidance. From pre-departure support to 24/7 assistance while abroad, Penn is here to support you before, during, and after your trip. 

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Relevant Offices

For Students Interested in Traveling Abroad
Penn Abroad

Penn is committed to providing a meaningful global experience to every Penn student by delivering a diverse set of rigorous global programs abroad and expanding the range of global curricular and extracurricular programs.  Many of these programs offer students with the opportunity to travel abroad and deepen their academic experience in interdisciplinary, cross-cultural settings.

Students who are interested in traveling abroad are encouraged to visit Penn Abroad, Penn's hub for the student global opportunities.  Opportunities include:

  • Semester Study Abroad

  • Global Internship Program

  • Penn Global Seminars

  • Summer Abroad

  • Research Abroad

Visit their website to learn more about these global opportunities, hear from past participants, and explore the resources available. 

For Faculty & Staff Seeking Support for their Global Activities
Global Support Services

To further Penn as a global agenda setter and catalyst for innovative and transformative ideas by leveraging existing services and resources, enhancing mechanisms for support, and expanding Penn's institutional reach.  For faculty and staff who are traveling on behalf of the University, Penn's Office of Global Support Services offers assistance by supporting the administrative and business functions of the University’s global activities.  Specifically, GSS provides assistance in the areas of: 

  • Hiring, staffing, and working abroad

  • International agreements

  • Program development

  • Compliance and research

GSS coordinates with other departments that support global operations which include the Office of Risk Management & Insurance, Comptroller’s office, Human Resources, Office of General Counsel, Audit and Compliance, Public Safety, Treasurer, ISC, Business Services and FRES.  Visit the GSS website to learn more about their services and resources, and connect with their team. 

For Faculty, Staff and Students planning to go abroad
International Risk Management

This office supports all travelers going abroad on behalf of Penn. From pre-departure to on the ground support the Office of International Risk Management provides help with:

  • Travel Safety

  • Travel Health

  • 24/7 Assistance Abroad

  • Pre-Departure Training

  • Destination Specific Resources