Know Before You Go

Let the Journey Begin

A Successful Trip Starts at Home

Great learning experiences abroad begin with strong preparation at home. In the pages that follow, please find travel checklists, important pre-departure considerations and tips, emergency assistance details, and more.  Take advantage of the many resources available to you at Princeton to begin your journey with a strong start.

Travel Documents, Export Control, and Other Considerations

From obtaining important entry and exit documents to safeguarding your devices and data - there's a lot to consider when planning for international travel.  Please visit the links below and in the left menu  for helpful guidance and resources to consider when planning travel outside the US.

  • Export Controls are designed to protect the national security, economic security, and foreign policy interests of the Unites States. It is important that University faculty, staff, and students be familiar with the regulations in order to ensure that the University remains in compliance while continuing to succeed in teaching and research activities.


Prepare for a Safe and Healthy Trip

International SOS provides Princeton students, faculty, and staff traveling outside the US with worldwide medical and travel security assistance services.  Learn about the program benefits -including pre-travel medical and security guidance- and how to access this important resource for 24/7 support in the event of medical or security emergency abroad. 

Also, be sure to utilize the many Travel Health Resources available to you before, during, and post-travel.


Access Travel Planning Guidance

We provide travel checklists filled with useful resources, tips, and pre-departure advice, so you can plan your travel in a way that's well-organized and efficient, with health and safety as a top priority.  Our goal is to make sure you are well-informed as you prepare, so we've developed pre-departure guidance for: