International Trip Information
EMBA Class of 2021 International Trip To Australia
Trip Timeline and Deadlines
Trip Dates: September 20 - 30, 2020
Itinerary for the trip
Click here to view the current proposed itinerary. Details are still being finalized and are subject to change.
- International Study Programs (ISP): https://szapp.studyprograms.com/
- Global Education Site: http://studyabroad.unm.edu
- UNM Passport Office: https://passport.unm.edu/
Travel Health Screening
A Health Exam is strongly recommended, but not required. You can visit the Student Health & Counseling Services (SHAC) on campus to get your “Travel Visit” consultation ($15.00 fee) and they will go through the following:
If you have your immunization record and can show that you did have Hep series before, based on your age, they may do a blood draw first to see what your current protection level is. If acceptable, no shots needed. If they feel you are below acceptable level, they will give you just one booster shot. If you know you have not ever had the shots or it has been so long then they will immediately start the series of shots if you follow their recommendation.
The Hepatitis shot series is NOT mandatory for students on this trip but is STRONGLY recommended to everyone going.
How to Get a Passport
The University of New Mexico has an authorized U.S. Government Passport Acceptance Facility in the UNM Bookstore. https://passport.unm.edu/
Need an overview of how to apply for a passport? https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/how-to-apply.html
To receive updated Travel Advisories and Alerts for Countries TBD, sign up at step.state.gov.
What is STEP?
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Registration with STEP is required.
Benefits of Enrolling in STEP
- Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
- Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
- Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.
Enroll in STEP here: https://step.state.gov/
Tips for Travel
An international trip requires careful planning. Here are some important steps to take before traveling outside the United States:
- Destination Information – Research entry/exit requirements, visas, laws, customs, medical care, road safety, etc. in the countries you will be visiting at travel.state.gov/destination. Write down contact details for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to carry with you in case of emergency while traveling. Visas are not required for this trip.
- Safety and Security Information – Assess the risks of traveling abroad. Read Travel Alerts for your destination and check the U.S. embassy or consulate website for the latest security messages.
- Crisis Planning – Read What Can You Do in a Crisis Abroad and What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis. Make an evacuation plan that does not rely on the U.S. government, and consider purchasing emergency evacuation insurance.
- Health Precautions – Read Your Health Abroad and check out recommendations for vaccinations and other health considerations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
- Money Matters – Before going abroad, notify your bank and credit card companies of your travel and check exchange rates. For information about using cash, debit/credit cards, and ATMs overseas, read information about your destination.