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TRIP PLANNING

Faculty Leaders have a complex task in managing a different sort of experience while abroad. Coordinator of Travel Safety, Alexis Santí is always available
to support trip planning and management issues. (email link)


International Travel Planning Resources
Look here for a checklist for travel planning, information about registering your travel, and information for parents of student travelers. Registration is required
for Cornell travel but this information may be used for educational purposes for non-Cornell travel abroad.

Trip Leader Checklist for Travel Abroad

Proper pre-planning, preparedness during the trip, and post-travel assessment is key to a safe and successful travel experience. We have created a checklist to guide.

Download the complete checklist here...

Satellite Phones 

Some programs may need to have additional support in country and communication devices which are usable in all locations. 

The Cornell Satellite phone vendor is:

Rick Vernetti,
L-3 Global Communications Solutions (GCS)
Voice: (585) 742-9173
Fax: (585) 742-1914
Email:  rick.vernetti@l-3com.com
www.globalcoms.com
www.sat1usa.com
 
Local cell phone providers can support your trip plans by purchasing the equivalent of TRAC phones in country.
To use your cell phone abroad international calling plans must be in place and international rates will apply (expensive). 
Some cell phone providers in the United States provide services to unlock or purchase unlocked cell phones. When arriving in
country you will need to purchase a SIM card with a certain amount of credit on it to access a foreign cell provider.

Student Planning

The U.S. State Department's "How to Have a Safe Trip" contains valuable information to consider before traveling abroad.
This is online at: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/safety/safety_1747.html .
You can also check their "Plan Your Trip" page at: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/plan/plan_1169.html.

Expect the Unexpected

Even the best laid plans can go awry. That is why we urge to you develop alternative plans in case things take an unexpected turn. Please refer to the
"Crisis Management Planning" section of the Travel Planning Checklist for some ideas of the kinds of situations that might arise.

Parents of Student Travelers

Cornell understands and appreciates the concern of parents when their children are traveling abroad. This suggests steps that can be taken to alleviate
questions and concerns parents may experience while their students are away.

§ Ask your child to give you a copy of their complete trip itinerary including emergency contact information and contact information for the supervising
faculty member and/or local contact.

§ Be sure you understand when and how your child will communicate with you as communication may be restricted in certain areas.

§ Talk to your child to discuss pre-departure preparations and risks.

§ Express to them any concerns you may have.

§ Understand FERPA restrictions.


TRIP MANAGEMENT

Faculty Leaders have a complex task in managing a different sort of experience while abroad. Coordinator of Travel Safety, Lex Enrico Santí is always available to support trip planning and management issues. 

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GSA Partner




Cornell Abroad 300 Caldwell Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 p: 607.255.6224 f: 607.255.8700

In an EMERGENCY for a student abroad, call the Cornell Police: 607.255.1111
 
Last modified 03/25/2016