Comprehensive resources for all Haverford students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad on behalf of the College.
The office or department sponsoring your travel can answer any program specific questions. All general travel information—such as passport and visa details, health and safety, and required forms—can be found on this site.
The U.S. State Department is currently estimating an average of 18 weeks for passport processing. Review Travel.State.Gov's Passport Q&A
All faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad will need a valid passport. Remember, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you return.
A visa is a stamp or sticker, placed in the passport, granting permission from the embassy of a country for admission into the country. Obtaining a visa can take anywhere from 14-90 days.
Travel Alerts & Warnings
As a first step in planning any trip abroad, check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination. It is your responsibility to review the College's policy on travel warnings and to view current U.S. Department of State alerts & warnings by country.
All students on Haverford affiliated, funded, or sponsored travel are required to complete and return an Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, Release, and Indemnification Agreement form. Without a signed waiver you may not go abroad.
Travel Management Partnership
The Controller’s Office has partnered with the travel management service Collegiate Travel Planners. The CTP portal is a centralized travel hub for all of the College’s business travel.
Terra Dotta Travel Registry
All students must register their international travel for safety reasons in the event of an emergency.
Group Leader Guidelines
Faculty, coaches, or staff organizing a trip must follow College guidelines.
Download Guidelines (PDF)
Students, faculty, and staff should be aware of these to-do items before departing.
Download Checklist (PDF)
Zika Virus Information
Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito.
Download Zika Virus Info (PDF)