Office of Global Affairs

UW Global Travel Security Program

We facilitate safe and successful global travel for UW students and employees.

ALERT: All official UW travel outside the U.S. restricted

NEW Resource: Travel planning during COVID-19
Travel restriction policy

Requirements and Guidance for UW Travelers


Select your travel type and we will guide you through the steps:

Individual travel on an exchange program or provider program

If you’re going to study at a university abroad, or on a provider program (for example CIEE, IES, CET), please follow the guidance provided by UW Study Abroad.

Individual travel for other curricular or degree-related purposes

Examples: Dissertation or thesis research, internships, practicum, clinical electives, fellowship programs (whether or not you plan to earn credit).
Sign up for Independent Learning through UW Study Abroad

Individual travel for another UW reason

Examples: Travel to conferences, any other travel that is not curricular or not degree-related, or travel with a UW Registered Student Organization (RSO).
Register with TRIP

Traveling with a UW group

If you’re traveling in a group led by a UW faculty or staff member please follow the guidance provided by your program leader.

Employees (Faculty & Staff)

Individual official travel

Examples: faculty traveling for research (including sabbatical), travel by research staff, travel to conferences, or travel on official UW business.
Register your travel

Directing a faculty-led UW Study Abroad program

Review Program Director responsibilities

Leading a non-curricular program for UW Students

Examples: MBA Study Tours, travel by UW performing arts groups, other group travel that is not for credit or not for degree purposes
Register through the UW Student Tour website

Supporting faculty and staff travel as an administrator

Register travel on behalf of a faculty or researcher [Not available under the current UW travel restrictions]
Global Operations Support for research, projects and programs

International emergency assistance

Emergency steps for UW students and employees

  1. Take whatever actions are necessary to ensure your immediate safety.
  2. Call the local emergency number.
  3. Call CISI at 1-855-327-1419 (toll-free) or 1-630-694-9794 (accepts collect calls).
  4. Contact the UW Global Emergency line at 1-206-632-0153 for further assistance.

Learn more about international emergency assistance

Safety Consultations

Email for customized support