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.
How To Register Your Travel
Travel registration is through the ISOS MyTrips system.
*New users must click on the “New User? Register here” link at the bottom.
*Fill out your profile – this will be saved and does not need to be entered again. Please use your barnard.edu e-mail to register. Barnard faculty traveling abroad on College business and students who are studying abroad for Barnard credit should select "Barnard College-Provost's Office" from the drop down menu under Institute/Center/Office coordinating travel.
*Once your profile is complete, click the Create New Trip button. This can be found in the My Trips section just beneath your profile.
*Provide a title for your trip that clearly indicates its purpose (i.e. Research trip to Brazil; Study abroad in Germany).
*Click on the relevant tabs to enter your travel itinerary (Flight; Train; Ground Transportation) and on the Accommodation tab to enter the local address for your stay.
*It is also possible to create a new trip by forwarding your travel itinerary confirmation e-mail from the travel agent, website, airline, or hotel (without editing) to ColumbiaUniversityTravel@itinerary.internationalsos.com. You will receive an automated e-mail verification with the processing status. Please log back in to MyTrips to verify the trip details. If you notice any issues with your trip, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com.
For more information on trip planning, see the Columbia Global Travel website.
Please contact Giorgio DiMauro, Associate Provost for International Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 212-854-7430 with any questions.