Ready, Set, Go!


UNH student taking a selfie while hiking abroad

You've completed the application process, so now what?

  • Once you are accepted to a program, you will move to the UNH-Via registration phase. There will be paperwork and tasks to complete. Check the Forms tab on your Via Profile to see what's next. Some forms only require a signature, others might require more time or resources to complete. Get started right away so that you have time to complete them all by the posted deadline. Once complete, we will register you for study abroad (make sure you don't have a hold on your account!).
  • You will be required to complete our Pre-Departure Canvas Course and attend a Pre-Departure Orientation.
  • Program-Specific Requirements: Your provider or program director may have additional tasks for you to complete. Please pay attention to the details and deadlines.

Health & Safety

Global Education and international travel are high-impact experiences that contribute to students’ academic, career and life success. Like many opportunities for growth and development, international travel is not without certain risks.  We recommend that you purchase trip Cancel For Any Reason/Interrupt For Any Reason (CFAR/IFAR) coverage. Note that coverage must be purchased within 15 days of the initial trip payment (e.g., your deposit). More info can be found on the UNH Global Policies page. 

To support maximum exposure to international experiences while minimizing risks, UNH instituted the University's International Travel Policy to promote students’ health and safety abroad and provide resources to help international travelers.

The UNH International Travel Policy has three core components

1. International Travel Assistance & Insurance Program

All undergraduate students traveling abroad on University-related activities will be charged an International Travel Insurance Fee:

  • Less than 2 weeks: $35
  • 2-10 weeks: $70
  • 11 weeks or longer: $150/term

This program will be billed to the student automatically and provides emergency travel assistance services and travelers' health insurance. If students experience a medical emergency or security/natural disaster crisis, need a medical referral, lose medication, or want to consult experts for pre-travel advice, UNH has a fully integrated program in place to ensure students receive expert care that is insured by a comprehensive travelers health program.  

    Graduate students will be charged this fee for UNH coursework abroad or study abroad programs, but not for research activities.

    2. International Travel Risk Review

    UNH policy prohibits student travel and activities in countries and areas that the U.S. Department of State rates as Level 3: Reconsider Travel or Level 4: Do Not Travel. The International Travel Risk Review Committee evaluates education abroad activities reviews petitions for prior approval, and decides whether to suspend international activities.

    Study abroad students on Faculty-led (UNH-Managed), Exchange and Partner (Approved) Programs—programs that have been reviewed and vetted—participate in pre-departure orientation meetings that include detailed health and safety information. Furthermore, all UNH students traveling abroad on University-related activities (study abroad as well as work and research experiences) must complete a series of professionally developed, student-specific, health, safety, and security eLearning modules. This Training Hub has a variety of other topical modules that students may access and review.

    Students’ health and safety is multifaceted and a shared responsibility among students, their families, the program provider, UNH, and in-country service providers. UNH, for its part, provides an array of services and tools to support student safety. Ultimately, though, students are the chief executives of their own lives and their own health and safety. With the agency that comes with travel, students are responsible for making good decisions—day, night, weekends and breaks—and utilizing the tools and technology at their fingertips.

    Families and loved ones can review information on the Parents Page to learn more about how to support their students’ wellness abroad and contains information on everything from money matters to health and safety while abroad.

    3. University International Travel Registry

    All students participating in UNH activities abroad must register their international travel and provide emergency contacts. This facilitates emergency communication and support and provides extensive travel information and tools. The registry is integrated with UNH’s international travel assistance provider and will email and text students when a Security Special Advisory alert is issued. The Assistance App is an essential tool of the system. It makes it easier to plan for safer travel, see relevant alerts, and connect with a 24/7 Assistance Center. Instructions for registering trips and downloading the app will be on students' UNH-Via account.

    Below is a list of additional health and safety resources to help in planning an experience abroad.


    U.S. Government

    Other Resources