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Policy Purpose

UIC’s International Travel Safety Policy governs all University Sponsored International Travel by UIC faculty members, staff, and students.

The purpose of the policy is to ensure faculty, staff and students:

  1. Have the necessary and essential information to make informed and safe decisions regarding international travel.
  2. Obtain comprehensive insurance (medical, evacuation, emergency family visit and repatriation) for the period of their international travel.

Requirements Before Travel

All UIC students who travel outside the U.S. and its territories on UIC-related or authorized travel must:

  1. Enroll in the ITS travel roster.
  2. Obtain the University of Illinois System’s comprehensive insurance plan through Gallagher Insurance or an equivalent insurance approved by the UIC Study Abroad Office.

All faculty or staff traveling internationally on UIC-related business:

  1. Must enroll in the university’s ITS travel portal.
  2. Will receive the Gallagher comprehensive insurance at no additional cost.

During enrollment, students, faculty, and staff will be directed to:

  1. Enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Program.
  2. Notify Gallagher of their travel (“Faculty/Staff Travel Insurance Enroll” link). Note: The Gallagher insurance does not cover individuals who are traveling to their country of citizenship.
  3. View CDC and Department of State guidance.

The ITS policy has no bearing on faculty, staff or students’ personal travel that is unrelated to their work or academic duties at UIC.

During Travel

  • In case of emergency, contact UIC Police at (312) 355-5555

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For Students

For Faculty and Staff

For More Information

Contact the Office of Global Engagement at

In Case of Emergency

Contact UIC Police at (312) 355-5555