Risk and Safety Pre-Departure Trip Review

International SOS (ISOS) team of security experts offers analysis on risks that exist in the region, local expertise and preventative advice.  Program leaders and travelers can request a pre-departure risk and safety trip review in 2 easy steps.

  1. Collect the following information on your trip and set it up in a 1 to 2 page document.
    • Start and End Date of Activity Abroad (E.g. conference dates, program dates, internship dates, etc.)
    • Number of Travelers
    • Profile of Traveler/s (E.g., first time, experienced, nationality, local national, undergrad, grad, faculty, staff, etc.  When known: name, net ID, and school of each student)
    • Nature of the Travel (E.g., conference, independent study of local environment, courses at university, internship, etc.)
    • UT Dallas Benefit (E.g., academic credit, presenting research done at UTD, completing degree requirements, etc.)
    • City and Country
    • Lodging Details.  Name of hotel, location, phone number.  If not a hotel, type of lodging (private, university lodging, etc).
    • Modes of Expected Transportation.  Arrival/Departure, from airport or train/bus station to lodging and back, and day to day.
    • Places to Visit (Include name and address of places to visit during the trip; other meeting locations, side trips being considered).
    • Local support (E.g., Visiting a local university.  Include which university, physical address of the university and contact/s within the university).
    • Also very important, include any questions or concerns that you have about this travel.  This is your opportunity to include specific questions for the ISOS security expert to answer.
  2. Submit your request:
    • When requesting risk authorization or would like additional assistance. Submit to the International Center when requesting risk authorization to [email protected], otherwise feel free to
    • Submit directly to International SOS to [email protected] Identify yourself as a UT Dallas faculty, staff or student, and request a Trip Review, include your trip information.