Preparing for an overseas trip, program, or new center can be as challenging as it is exciting. Whether you’re taking a student abroad to conduct research, speaking in an international forum, initiating an international program, or planning a sabbatical, we have resources to help you.
At this time, Middlebury-sponsored international travel for faculty, staff, and students has been suspended due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (except as otherwise noted below). Middlebury-sponsored travel includes any travel funded by Middlebury or awarded credit by Middlebury. This suspension will continue throughout the summer, and will be re-evaluated for the fall semester at a later date. Our top priority remains the health, safety and security, and well-being of the Middlebury community. Depending on public health conditions on campus and beyond, it may be possible to allow limited exceptions to this restriction on a case-by-case basis (e.g., grant-supported travel for faculty and staff) with approval from the appropriate vice president.
Note: students who apply for and receive Middlebury funding (e.g., from the Center for Careers and Internships, Undergraduate Research Office, Center for Community Engagement, etc.) for internships, research, community service, and other experiential opportunities may travel over the 2021 summer break but only within the United States. International students who receive such funding may travel only within the United States or their country of residence. All students must comply with applicable CDC, state, local, country of residence, and College-related COVID-19 health and safety restrictions.
For the latest updates on this evolving situation, please see the Campus Status webpage.
Use this website to get a sense of what you should be thinking about as you plan your travel, and feel free to contact Global Operations members directly as you go through the process.
Getting Help in an Emergency
My Global Rescue Mobile App
Global Rescue services at the touch of a button. Keep track of the people you care about with GPS tracking and messaging. The Global Rescue GRIDSM mobile app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play.
U.S. Department of State Resources
- Embassy Information Sheets: Locate the nearest embassy in foreign countries
- American Citizen Services and Crisis Management: Provides emergency services to Americans traveling or living abroad
- Global 911 List: Handy reference list of emergency contact numbers in foreign countries
Four Simple Steps for Safer Travel
Understanding health and safety issues is an important part of any travel plan. Information gathering should begin as early as possible in the planning process. Country specific recommendations for personal safety, including guidance for vaccines and medications used to treat or prevent illness, are constantly changing. Individuals must assess and periodically reassess their travel plans and health and safety risks.
Review these four steps for some of the most reliable and frequently updated travel health and safety web pages.
Global Operation Committee
The Global Operations Committee is a cross-functional group that provides comprehensive support to managers/project leaders engaged in or considering projects abroad.
A key component of our work involves supporting managers and other project leaders from the point at which they begin investigating the viability of establishing a new program or project through the entire process—including approval, implementation, on-going operations or (for projects or one-time programs), and the wind-down phase.
This assistance can come in the following forms among others:
- Registering your travel
- Employment options
- Immigration and Visa
- Export/Import Controls
Forms, Policies, and Resources
See our extensive list of important forms and information.