Travel Abroad


The International Coordinating Committee (ICC) was formed in 2012 by Claude Canizares, Vice President (International), and Israel Ruiz, Executive Vice President and Treasurer. The ICC is charged with assisting the MIT community in the coordination of international activities and in the strengthening of support provided by MIT’s administrative offices and functions.

Because MIT is one of the most global institutions in the world, the members of its community travel to and from every continent. Such travel requires complex arrangements and is subject to stringent policies and regulations. Travel organizers on campus must take into consideration personal safety, MIT policies, U.S. government regulations, as well as the laws of destination countries.

The health, safety, and security of MIT community members traveling abroad is a top priority. To support travelers’ efforts, the ICC and the Office of the Associate Provost, International Activities have compiled a range of resources and information on the MIT Global Support Resources (GSR) website designed to help guide travelers along the way, including key information related to health and safety, planning, and logistics. The site also provides a series of links to government agencies, MIT offices, and other organizations that can help travelers both before and during their travel.