Safe Travel Information

Person jumping from cliffTravelling safely helps academic travellers focus on their studies, research and community work without letting things like illness, crime, traffic accidents and the like spoil the real purpose of the trip.

Some resources to help keep you safe:

  • DepartSmart - The University of Guelph's On-line predeparture orientation is required for any student travelling outside Canada (including the U.S.) on any activity related to their studies or organized by the University.

  • Guard.Me travel health insurance - required for Guelph students going abroad

  • The University's Safe International Travel Policy (attached below) can tell you if there are any restrictions on where you wish to travel. Use the DFATD travel advisoroes below to determine the risk status of your proposed destination

  • Global Affairs Canada travel advisories - Can tell you about the hazards of travel in your destination if it is considered high risk.

  • Sign up for Registration of Canadians Abroad (ROCA) before you leave to ensure the Canadian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission in your host country knows you are there and can endevour to assist you in a crisis. 

  • Get a copy of Ready, Set, Go! the interactive travel preparation handbook to get tips and tricks for safe and healthy travel. (Available from the Centre for International Programs

  • Women may find the R.A.D. Self-defense course useful. Offered by Campus Police on a regular basis.
     

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