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Travel Assistance at a Glance

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Different vendors provide various aspects of our travel assistance services depending on your affiliation with Stanford University (faculty, undergraduate, graduate, postdoc etc.). The following is an overview of the support you will receive for your Stanford-sponsored or Stanford-organized travel.

Note that some services may result in additional costs to the traveler. 

Online tools and travel alerts

Faculty, Staff, StudentsInternational SOS

Medical Assistance, Medical Evacuations, and Travel Assistance

Students enrolled in Cardinal CareOn Call International via Aetna
Faculty, Staff, Students NOT enrolled in Cardinal CareInternational SOS Medical Services
Postdoctoral ScholarsAssist America

Security Assistance, Political or Natural Disaster

Students enrolled in Cardinal CareInternational SOS Security Services
Faculty, Staff, Students NOT enrolled in Cardinal CareInternational SOS Security Services
Postdoctoral ScholarsInternational SOS Security Services

Mental Health Support

Faculty, Staff, all StudentsInternational SOS - Work Place Options
Postdoctoral ScholarsPost-Doc Mental Health Resources

International SOS and Assist America are NOT medical insurance

Students, faculty, and staff who travel abroad for Stanford-sponsored or Stanford-organized travel are strongly encouraged to have a medical/hospitalization insurance plan for the duration of their time abroad and for all countries in which they intend to travel. Check with your medical provider to verify if your current plan includes international coverage for medical treatment.

International SOS

See an overview of services provided by International SOS

Visit the Stanford International SOS portal (Membership ID 11BCPA000272)

Print your membership card

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Assist America

See an overview of services offered through Assist America

Visit Assist America Reference #01-AA-STD-5201

For more information, contact the Stanford Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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