Travel Information for Faculty and Staff
TRAVEL – INTERNATIONAL OR DOMESTIC
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.
PLEASE NOTE: All travelers are responsible to have personal health insurance while traveling; none of Wellesley College’s travel insurance policies provide personal health insurance.
Travel Insurance - Note Changes as of August 1, 2019
Please understand that travel assistance is NOT a replacement for medical insurance, but additional coverage that can provide travel services, medical care, security evacuation, and other emergency services while you are traveling. Coverage is valid for the duration of your Wellesley-sponsored travel and is subject to policy terms and conditions.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this process.
If you want to have trip cancellation/interruption insurance, lost or damaged luggage insurance, medical/dental insurance or other coverage for your trip, you may individually purchase trip or travel insurance (see www.insuremytrip.com for a sample of policies available or search the internet for coverage.) See the CollegeTravel Policy and the Travel Reimbursement Policy for information on other travel resources and reimbursement for travel insurance.
DomesticTravel Assistance Program via AIG | Travel Guard
As part of the College’s travel accident insurance policy through AIG | Travel Guard, Wellesley College faculty, staff and students have access to the assistance services of Travel Guard while traveling for Wellesley College related activities 100 miles or more from campus.
Please print the Travel Assistance Program brochure prior to your College related travel. The College advises travelers to cut out and carry the Card (below the dotted line) provided in the brochure with you at all times while traveling on behalf of Wellesley College. Their toll-free number is 1-877-832-3523 within the US.
The AIG|Travel Guard Travel Assistance Services document provides detailed information about the College's travel assistance services. Please contact email@example.com with any specific questions you may have after reviewing this information.
TRAVEL – INTERNATIONAL
U.S. State Department Resources and S.T.E.P.
The US State Department provides information on travel risks on their Travel Advisory Website. The College does not typically sponsor Student travel to any country or region with a Warning Level of 4 or 5. See the Wellesley College Student/Alumnae International Travel Policy for more details.
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.
The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have rich resources for travelers, and daily updates and bulletins on travel risks and emerging situations. To access OSAC, Travelers must create a log-in to register for notices and access in-depth reports, including Health 101: How to Prepare for Travel; and Shaken: The Don’ts of Alcohol Abroad. The CDC does not require any registration and has information such as Traveling with Medication; and Traveling in High Altitude.