|Travel requirements for UNC public health students
UNC students planning to travel internationally to fulfill academic requirements (conduct research, participate in practice experiences, or in any way fulfill an academic requirement), must visit UNC Global
to familiarize themselves with UNC Travel Policy for students and to access the required UNC Global Travel Registry.
International Travel Checklist for Students- Complete all 5 steps before leaving
- Review the UNC-Chapel Hill Travel Policy.
- Review the Study, Travel and Research in Countries under US State Department Warnings webpage to determine the risk level of the country you intend to travel to for academic purposes.
- Register all international travel involving all students on formal university-related travel, including
study abroad, exchange programs, internships, service programs and
research projects through UNC Global Travel Registry. Please remember to mark your trip affiliation with the Gillings School of Global Public Health when registering your travel.
- UNC students must obtain Medical Evacuation Insurance from the UNC Office of Risk Management -Janet Hoernke
- Complete an original, singed General Travel Waiver: Submit an original, singed general travel waiver (open pdf file) to the Office of Global Health (104 Roseanu)
For further information about these UNC travel requirements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Other International Travel Information That May Be Useful
Health and Safety Information
Research Ethics Overseas
If you are planning to conduct research abroad you need to be certified in research ethics, your advisor needs to be certified in research ethics, and you need to submit and IRB application and receive approval well in advance of your trip. Visit the website for the UNC Office of Human Research Ethics
Suggestions of what to take when you take off
(from UNC students who have done their practica abroad)
Please also visit the Transport Security Administration(TSA)
to see what items are prohibited.
Thanks to Katie Drasser (MSPH '06) and Frances Tain (MPH '06) for these suggestions!
- small flashlight
- conservative pants, skirts and shirts
- travel size toiletry kit
- kitchen wipes / hand sanitizer
- plug and voltage adapters
- sink/drain stop
- small quick dry travel towel
- small container of dry laundry detergent
- used books that you can leave behind
- gifts for hosts, co-workers, etc.
- sleep sheet
- ziplock bags to keep things dry
- refillable, sturdy water bottle
- iodine or other water purification tabs if you think water quality will be an issue
- a spoon
- med kit with all the normal stuff plus packets of gatorade in case you are dehydrated
- spare medication in case a bag gets lost or stolen (e.g., birth control pills, cold medicine, pain reliever, etc.)
- spare eye glasses or contacts or perhaps a copy of your prescription
- good walking shoes
- hat for keeping out of the sun
- travel clock
- money belt for hiding money and passport underneath clothing
- tampons (sometimes hard to find depending on where you're going)
- all purpose piece of fabric (which can be a towel, blanket, sheet, pillow, skirt, curtain, etc.)
- clothes that dry quickly
- photocopies of all important documents (passport, credit cards, etc.)
- a 'lonely planet' guide for wherever you are going
- language dictionary if you suspect no one will speak your language
- maps of the area where you are going
- good backpack, not a suitcase
- smaller backpack for day trips and overnighters
- traveler's checks if ATM's or credit cards wont be available/accepted
- if you anticipate that internet service will be available where you are going, email important documents to yourself for safe keeping. keep copies of your address book, scanned documents like passport photo page, my CV, flight info, reference materials, etc. in my inbox for access anywhere in the world where there is an internet cafe.
Health education class in Honduras.
Constructing a water system in Peru.
Nurses in Malawi.
Last updated August 15, 2013