Safety and Security Videos
Travel to challenging and remote environments requires extensive research, planning, and preparation. The videos and resources below can help you start the process. We also encourage you to meet with a member of our International Safety & Security team to discuss your travel and receive feedback on your plans. Challenging opportunities can be rewarding, but you should always prioritize your safety, security, and well-being.
Remember, if you need medical, mental health, or security advice and support while overseas, call International SOS at +1-617-998-0000 or connect through the Assistance App. And don't forget to register you travel in MyTrips.
Road traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death or injury abroad. Travelers are particularly vulnerable in more remote locations. Learn about the conditions of road travel at your destination and make safe transportation and travel choices.
- Association of Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) country-specific road conditions, public transit safety, and regulations (access code: Harvard1636)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) international road safety
- State Department driving and road safety abroad
- Harvard GSS remote road travel tips and checklist
Natural disasters can happen anywhere, at any time. Be informed, have a plan, and practice and prepare for natural disasters abroad.
- International SOS country reports and email alerts
- CDC information and preparedness resources for natural disasters and severe weather
- State Department information on the support available following an international emergency
- Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) personal readiness and emergency preparedness guide
- Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) assessments and estimates of the impact of sudden-onset disasters
- Harvard GSS go bag checklist
Traveling, working, or researching in a conflict zone is challenging and could be dangerous. Research and understand the risks, put plans in place to mitigate them, and always prioritize your personal safety and security over your academic and research goals.