Global Travel Assistance

All students and employees are covered by ​International SOS for both business and pleasure travel.  International SOS is not a medical insurance program, but provides international and domestic emergency medical, security and travel assistance anywhere in the world, including emergency medical evacuation and repatriation, emergency political and security transportation, natural disaster evacuation services, medical and travel assistance services and personal security services.

If you have a travel emergency, alert Yale’s travel assistance provider.  They will notify the Yale University Office of International Affairs, Risk Management Office, Yale Health, and, if relevant, your program:

  • Effective January 1, 2019:  contact International SOS for assistance (call collect +1 (215) 942-8478).

Yale University provides International SOS at no cost to all current students, current University employees, and immediate family members traveling with University employees. See the Dependent Coverage section for more information about obtaining coverage for immediate family members of a current University employee who may be traveling separately. All newly arrived international students and scholars have a copy of the International Sos membership card in their OISS passport wallet.  If you have an old card, you can download the International SOS card here.


Yale Travel Registry

As you prepare to leave campus for travel abroad, please take a moment to register your travel plans, so that Yale can contact you to provide help in the event of a major emergency.  This information has been critical to our efforts to locate and evacuate Yale travelers following natural disasters and violence and will not be made public.