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Travel Planning and Checklists
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.
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.