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Travel Checklist

Are you prepared?

Before traveling, be sure to review the information on this page to ensure things are in place while abroad. In additional to providing you with immigration assistance, the Office of Global Services has compiled a pre-departure checklist of important steps and resources to facilitate easier travel throughout the GNU.


Travel Checklist

Cultural Awareness Resources

GlobeSmart is a web-based cultural awareness training tool providing a quick and easy access to extensive knowledge on how to engage in intercultural communication more effectively with people from countries around the world.
What is GlobeSmart, what can it do, and how do I get started?

  • Get started by visiting:
  • Register using your NYU NetID email address (you must use your or email address only)
  • Click the GlobeSmart Quick Launch or navigate to the Tools tab

*NOTE: GlobeSmart provides information for travel to all of NYU’s global locations, except for NYU Accra in Ghana. Travelers journeying to NYU Accra or other locations in Ghana can find similar information through Living Abroad.

Living Abroad is an online tool that provides comprehensive cultural and travel information for Ghana. To use the Living Abroad tool, simply complete the Living Abroad Access Form. NYU-Poly community members should contact for access.

NYU Travel Medicine Services

Contact NYU Travel Medicine Services to schedule a travel consultation prior to travel. If you are traveling on a semester-based or full-year program, please contact NYU Travel Medicine Services 8-12 weeks prior to travel; otherwise, 4-6 weeks prior to travel will generally suffice.

Global Health Insurance

Students on semester based programs outside the United States are automatically enrolled in global health insurance via HTH Worldwide. If traveling on a school-specific program, please check with your program administrator for information on global health insurance. For more information on HTH Worldwide please visit

NYU Traveler

NYU Traveler is a web-based portal linked to NYU's travel safety service, Worldcue. All members of the NYU community should use this site to either make your travel arrangements or register travel plans made through other means. Please remember to book and/or register all NYU-related travel with NYU Traveler.

Emergency Information

In addition to contacting local authorities, for overseas emergencies call NYU’s Department of Public Safety in New York at 011-212-988-2222. Public Safety regularly assists with international emergencies.

Info Alert: NYU has a website to provide updates on and detailed information about University operations when major events occur:

In the event the problem is medical or wellness related, the Crisis Response Counselor (CRC) on duty will be contacted. Each NYU Academic site has Health and Safety information posted on their page:

Contact Us

Outbound Immigration & Mobility Services

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm EST

Walk-In Advising Hours for Outbound Students

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
1:00pm - 4:00pm  

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