Training for Students

Students participating on pre-approved education abroad programs or other University-related travel are required to receive pre-departure training developed by International Safety and Security. This training is one component of a comprehensive pre-departure orientation to prepare students for their experiences abroad.

If you would like to review the comprehensive pre-departure training provided by our staff, follow the links below to view each training video by topic (currently these resources are only accessible to Illinois students, faculty, and staff through Box).

Semester, Academic Year, or Other Long-Term Programs

Students participating in semester, academic year, or other long-term programs should be scheduled for Global Perspectives for Intercultural Learning (LAS 291). LAS 291 provides safety and security content through video presentations and requires students to complete a check on learning for each topic.

Short-Term and Other Programs

Each education abroad office has different forms of pre-departure training. For the most accurate information, please consult with the Education Abroad Office sponsoring your program. This information can be found on the program brochure page in My Study Abroad. If your program is not supported by an Education Abroad Office or you are unsure who to contact, please contact us and we will provide resources or arrange for appropriate training.

University-Related Travel

Individuals traveling on other University-related business should be familiar with the associated University policies for such travel. Visit the University Travel Policies page to learn more about these requirements.

Personal Travel

If you decide to travel outside of your set program dates, consult the Personal Travel page of our website for additional information about insurance and general travel tips.