Whether visiting Brazil for 3 weeks or spending the next 5 years of your life as a DMA in Nigeria, GHI wants you to be prepared.
Use this section to learn more about possible travel warnings, alerts
and passport/visa requirements. You should also check out our
recommended packing lists and travel tips on everything from taking
great photos to converting Naira into dollars, (that's the currency of
So look around and learn to be a native before you even leave the tarmac!
You will need to submit a copy
of the face page in your current passport. This will insure that if for
any reason your passport is lost, damaged or stole while abroad, we can
send a copy of your passport to the country you are serving in.
Check visa requirements for your
host country to ensure that you have the proper visa necessary to
travel to your destination. If you do, apply for the appropriate visa
as instructed by your on-site preceptor, allowing for sufficient time to
complete visa processing before your departure. SIMS will provide a
visa letter of intent if necessary and can provide visa assistance for a
fee. Please note: Papua New Guinea travelers must apply for visas via
the SIMS office due to complex visa procedures. (please contact our
staff before actually applying for a visa using these sites.
Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website and pick your country from the drop-down list, scroll down to find
information on health and security, including recommended vaccinations.
Visit the Center for Health Promotion Travel Clinic for required immunizations for your host country.
Insurance and Risk Management
MEDEX is an emergency response service available to all travelers on a
university-sponsored trip. Create your personal MEDEX account online
and print your MEDEX ID card to take with you on your travels. You may
login using the link above once we have given you the login information.