Penn-Affiliated Travel

Access to travel medical insurance and emergency resources, apply to current faculty, staff and students while on Penn-affiliated travel
(NOTE: travel medical insurance is for international travel only).

Please note: Penn has issued temporary travel guidelines and procedures regarding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review this guidance before planning or preparing for any travel. 

Travel is considered Penn-affiliated when at least one of the following criteria applies:

  • Education Abroad that is pre-approved for Penn credit.  This includes semester and year-long study abroad, summer study abroad, short-term and immersion programs of any duration, and research that is tied to academic credit.

  • Travel that is directly related to, or in support of, academic research or fieldwork.

  • Travel that is funded, in full or in part, by Penn or Penn-managed funds (grants, stipends, scholarships, fellowships, financial aid).

  • Travel that is accompanied by Penn faculty or a staff member acting in his/her role as a Penn employee.

  • Travel that is undertaken by one or more members of a student organization officially recognized and sponsored by the appropriate university entity and the purpose of travel is within the scope and mission of the University. 

  • Travel that is completed within the course and scope of employment at Penn, regardless of funding source.