Travel Information for Faculty and Staff


When traveling away from Wellesley College on college sponsored or funded trips, faculty and staff members should be aware of the travel assistance services available to them as well as key steps to take prior to departure. 

Global Travel Registration via United Healthcare 

Wellesley College employees are strongly encouraged to register all college funded or sponsored international trips and domestic trips (greater than 100 miles away from campus) with the college's Risk and Compliance Manager via this form:

Using a platform developed by United HealthCare, the College is able to visually manage its travel by location. Here is an example of the global travel map for Wellesley College:

Since crises can erupt in an instant in any location worldwide, Wellesley College wants to ensure that college travelers feel connected to campus and supported by the college throughout their trip. In the event of an emergency in a specific location, the college can quickly message those travelers who have submitted their travel information to the Risk and Compliance Manager prior to their travel and offer assistance, as needed. 

The UHC Global website also has a wealth of up-to-date information to prepare travelers for their trips. The UHC Global instructions sheet will provide you with the steps necessary to register with the website. Please note: only Wellesley College travelers may register with UHC Global by using these instructions. 

Travel Assistance Program via ACE American Insurance Company 

As part of the College’s travel accident insurance policy through ACE American Insurance Company, Wellesley College faculty, staff and students have access to the assistance services of EuropAssistance USA while traveling for college related activities 100 miles or more from campus.

Please print the Travel Assistance Services brochure prior to your college related travel. The College advises travelers to cut out and carry the card provided in the brochure with you at all times while traveling on behalf of Wellesley College.

The ACE Client Summary document provides detailed information about the College's travel assistance services. Please contact the Risk and Compliance Manager, x2302 with specific questions after reviewing this information.

ACE Assistance Services Website

To register with the ACE Travel Assistance website, please follow these steps:

1) Go to

2) In the ACE A&H LOG IN box, click SIGN UP NOW

3) Enter the required information. Please use aceah for the Group ID and security as the Activation Code. 

4) You will receive an activation email to confirm that the process is complete. Click the link in the activation email to verify your email address prior to accessing the site. 

Please contact the Risk and Compliance Manager at x2302 with any questions about this process. 

ACE Assistance App for Smartphones

Wellesley College travelers can download the ACE Assistance Services app for their smartphones as another way to access the travel assistance services. 

U.S. State Department's S.T.E.P.

Sign up for the U.S. State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) before you travel to receive email updates about travel warnings and travel alerts.