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Students are subject to UW-Madison’s “International Travel Policy (International Travel Resources, Guidelines and Policies).

The policy has been devised to reflect the U.S. Department of State and CDC’s updated travel advisory systems. Under this policy, students are precluded from traveling to any location that remains under a U.S. Department of State Level 3 or Level 4 advisory, a CDC Travel Health Notice Level 3, and/or a CDC COVID-19 Travel Health Notice Level 4 or “unknown” characterization. The policy offers a process by which waivers can be requested if risks can be mitigated effectively.

See the “Policies” tab on this website for more information about the policy and waiver process.

IMPORTANT:  The annual renewal of UW-System’s international health and medical insurance policy will take place on 1 July this year (2023).  Because of this, travelers will not be able to enroll in CISI for trips departing on or after 1 July 2023 until after the renewal has been completed.  Your patience with this inconvenience is appreciated.  Once the renewal is completed, information and instructions on enrolling in coverage for trips departing on or after 1 July 2023 will be noted here. Thank you.

All University of UW-Madison students, staff, and faculty travelling abroad under a UW-sponsored program are required the enroll in Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) insurance coverage.

Enroll in CISI Insurance

All UW-Madison affiliated travelers are highly encouraged to enroll in the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP is a free service that allows U.S. citizens and nationals to enroll their international travel with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Enroll in STEP