Group Travel Assistance Program

Brandeis University provides worldwide group travel assistance through Zurich Insurance Company for faculty, staff and students who travel 100 miles or more from campus to study or conduct university business. The Zurich policy provides travelers with access to 24/7 travel assistance services provided by Zurich Travel Assist.

Access the Zurich Travel Insurance Brochure and the Business Travel Insurance ID Card prior to departure. Either download on your mobile device, or print out and carry the ID card provided in the link with you at all times while traveling.

Students participating in study abroad programs should carefully read the required materials provided by the Office of Study Abroad. Graduate students should refer to their respective program coordinators. Note that Zurich Travel Insurance is not meant to replace health insurance while traveling. Check with your health insurance carrier to ensure your coverage extends internationally.

Travel Warning

Except as provided below, Brandeis University will not operate, pay for, supervise, direct or otherwise support a research program, course or program for any student (undergraduate, graduate, professional) in an area of a country where a U.S. Department of State travel warning is in effect, with the exception of Israel.

Note: Undergraduate students who are participating in an approved Study Abroad program are exempt from these guidelines.

Health Risk Assessment

Health risks are assessed using information from the Centers for Disease Control.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) uses three warning levels to evaluate travel:

  • Watch Level 1: Practice Usual Precautions
  • Watch Level 2: Practice Enhanced Precautions
  • Watch Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel

Important: In order to be covered for a medical evacuation, the faculty/staff/student needs to be injured or sick and not able to obtain appropriate medical care in his/her current location. Healthy travelers would not be covered by the medical evacuation benefits.