Before you travel internationally, you are encouraged to review Global Brown’s International Travel Safety and Security website and familiarize yourself with the following information:
- All Brown faculty, staff, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students should register their University-related travel overseas in Brown’s global travel registry, TravelSafe, via their Brown login.
- The University has contracted with International SOS to provide Brown University travelers with 24 hour worldwide medical and travel assistance, including emergency evacuation, at no additional cost to faculty, staff, and students who are traveling on behalf of the University and/or on University approved study abroad programs.
- Registering your travel information in TravelSafe automatically activates the program benefits provided through International SOS and enables Brown and International SOS to better assist you in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster, security event, medical incident, or to reach you regarding an emergency back home.
- Brown’s international travelers who use the University's preferred travel agency, FCm Travel solutions, to book their University-related travel will have their trip automatically uploaded in TravelSafe.
The International SOS program has been enhanced to include study/travel abroad accident and sickness insurance, emotional/mental health support, and coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation along with other valuable and relevant information related to health and security.
If you need to obtain medical care outside of the United States or have pre-departure health-related questions, be sure to communicate with International SOS. They will guide you to a medical or mental health provider within the plan so you will not incur any out-of-pocket expenses such as copays or deductibles.
Travel Management Policies:
Information regarding travel expense policies can be found on the Controller’s Office website. Travelers wishing to be reimbursed using federal funds are reminded to comply with the Fly America Act and the requirement to use US Flag Carriers. Questions about this requirement can be addressed by the Office of Sponsored Projects. (401-863-2777).