Educator International Travel Registration
Messiah University asks all Educators traveling abroad using University funds to complete a brief online registration (see link on right) to collect basic emergency contact information and to provide appropriate international insurance coverage information at least three months prior to departure.
Educators traveling to high risk locations will be vetted through the University's International Risk Management Committee. Educator's should review theUniversity's Educator International Travel Vetting Policy for more information.
Global Medical Coverage
All participants in international travel through Messiah University are responsible to determine their unique insurance needs when preparing to travel abroad.
Messiah University provides global medical insurance coverage for educators, employees, students, chaperones, and volunteers who travel internationally on any University-sponsored activity (any experience using institutional funds) such as international conference attendance, service and mission trips, and cross-cultural courses.
This coverage is provided to ensure appropriate liability and medical coverage, coordinated through the Intercultural Office. The educator's department is responsible for covering the cost for any University-related trips. Educators must contact the Intercultural Office at Intercultural@messiah.edu or x2131 to make arrangements for the coverage.
If a partner organization requires groups or individuals use a different insurance carrier, or if individuals are already covered under their own policy, requests for exemptions from Messiah's coverage can be sought by contacting the Intercultural Office.
If you are traveling outside the country on a personal trip, you can purchase travel insurance for you and your family directly through UnitedHealthCare SafeTrip by calling 1-800-732-5309 or through their website: https://www.uhcsafetrip.com/
See International Travel Insurance Implications for more detailed information.
International Travel Checklist
We are happy to provide this checklist for Messiah University employees who are planning to travel out of the country. This checklist will provide some helpful links and contact information to assist you as you manage your preparation to travel abroad. Even experienced travelers can benefit from these reminders. Please browse the sections below for specific topics or download the complete checklist.
Happy travels from the Messiah University Intercultural Office!