Global Health Institute

Connecting people to improve health around the world.

Traveler's Resources

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 Nigeria).

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.

Health Information
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.

ISOS - Emergency Response Service
International SOS is an emergency response service available to all travelers on a Loma Linda University Health-sponsored trip. You may login using the link above once we have given you the login information.

LLUH membership number:  11BCAS534711
Dedicated telephone number:  +1-215-942-8478

Log in to to sign up for health and security email alerts using your membership number. 

Download the free Assistance App from

If you would like to schedule a free personalized security or medical briefing, call ISOS direct at +1-215-942-8478.

Quick Guide - Learn how to use this site.


Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
STEP is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. This program provides you with important updates regarding the safety conditions in your destination.  


Travel warnings
Visit the State Department Website and
notice the tab for travel “alerts” on the same page.


Currency Exchange 
For Currency Exchange Rates in 164 countries around the world.


Information on destination country

 CIA World Factbook

Check out our Links section for more helpful tips and information!