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The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is Lehigh University's top priority. We have several policies and procedures in place to assess and manage risk.

International Travel Advisory Committee (ITAC)

Lehigh’s International Travel Advisory Committee (ITAC) provides policy and guidance on international travel for faculty, staff and students. ITAC oversees issues related to safety and logistics of Lehigh-sponsored international travel involving students at the graduate or undergraduate level to ensure that health and safety concerns have been considered and addressed. To learn more, read the ITAC Student Travel Abroad Policy. The committee includes representatives from across campus. View the full list of ITAC members on the Committees page.

Crisis Management and International Emergency Response Plan

Lehigh’s International Crisis Advisory Group (ICAG) oversees the university’s International Emergency Response Plan and acts as on-call responders for crisis management on Lehigh-led programs. View the full list of ICAG members on the Committees page.

International Medical, Security and Travel Assistance

International SOS (ISOS) administers the Lehigh University International Services and Insurance Program. ISOS is the world's largest medical and security assistance company, with more than 6,500 professionals in 24-hour Assistance Centers, international clinics, and remote-site medical facilities worldwide.

The program covers Lehigh faculty, staff and students who participate in university-sponsored programs or traveling on university-sponsored business outside of the United States. Benefits include:

Medical services like referrals to medical and dental providers who speak English, access to ISOS clinics, medical expense guarantee and payment, claims assistance, emergency evacuation and more.

Security services including security updates and information, assistance and advice by telephone and access to security evacuation.

Travel services such as legal referrals, translations and interpreters, and lost document advice.

In addition, ISOS coordinates Lehigh’s medical and travel insurance programs, covered by Cigna Global and Lloyd’s.

Learn more about ISOS benefits and how to register your travel

Note on Export Control

Export controls are federal regulations that limit the export of physical items, technology, data and information out of the U.S. for national security or economic reasons. Export control laws may apply when individuals travel outside the United States, depending on their destination, what they bring with them, and what they plan to do while abroad. Lehigh faculty, staff and students are responsible for engaging the Export Control Office as required when traveling on university business. Please review Research Integrity’s export control policies and guidance, particularly the information for faculty and the information for international travelers, to ensure that you comply with all relevant export control laws and university policies.