The Associate Provost for International Initiatives provides crucial pre-departure support and guidance to faculty and students traveling abroad, as well as support abroad during an emergency. Barnard College strongly encourages faculty and students to consult with the Associate Provost regarding visa and other entry requirements, health preparations and required vaccinations, and policies around U.S. export controls. Barnard students are required to register all College-supported travel abroad, and faculty traveling internationally on Barnard College business (e.g., conferences, research trips) are strongly recommended to register their travel with Barnard. However, faculty traveling with undergraduate students for any purpose, including faculty research, are required to register their travel, and should meet with the Associate Provost in order to understand their responsibilities as a trip leader.
Barnard College has partnered with Columbia University to provide emergency travel support through International SOS (ISOS) to all College affiliates traveling on College business. ISOS provides international medical and security support services; please see the ISOS Membership E-Guide and the Columbia ISOS main page for more information. It is important to note that ISOS is NOT international health insurance - all Barnard affiliates should verify their coverage abroad through their regular health insurance provider. The Associate Provost for International Initiatives also monitors international security, natural disasters, medical alerts, and other emerging global issues on a daily basis, and will be in touch with all faculty and students registered abroad in the case of an emergency in the region.
For detailed instructions, please go to How to Register.
For information on U.S. immigration policies, please go to Immigration Updates and Resources.