Tools & Resources

Checklists, Forms, & Guides to help facilitate international activities, travel, and program administration.

In addition to the resources linked below, we can advise on all topics listed. If you can't find what your looking for or need additional assistance please contact us

Programs & Research

Are you managing a program or research project abroad? The resources below can help ensure you are making all the right considerations.

  • Global Activity Map

  • International Activity Questionnaire (PennKey log-in required)

  • International Site Visit Checklist (PennKey log-in required)

  • International Agreements Assistance

  • International Collaborations and Research Guidance

  • Researchers Export Controls Guide

  • Research Administrators Export Controls Guide

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Business & Operations

Conducting business activities outside of the United States? The tools below can help get you started.

  • Business Administrators Export Controls Guide

  • International Shipments Decision Tree

  • Translation and Interpretation Services

  • Hiring Abroad Toolkit (PennKey log-in required)

  • Independent Contractors and Limited Engagements Guide

  • Individual Service Providers Classification and Payment Training

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Tech & Travel Safety

Below are best practices for safeguarding data and preparing for health and safety risks before going abroad.

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Travel Starter Kit

Going abroad? Use the following resources to help you prepare for international travel: 

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Travel Registration & Insurance

Be Safe. Be Connected. Be Covered. 

Registering your travel keeps you connected to Penn Resources and pre-authorizes your travel medical insurance coverage. 

  • Creating a MyTrips Profile PDF

  • Registering Individual travel in MyTrips PDF

  • Registering Group Travel in MyTrips 

  • Penn's International SOS Portal for destination guides and member benefits

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Travel Resources

GSS has produced international travel reports and resources to global administrators across campus help their travelers. 

Outside resources available to you and your travelers: