Before You Leave

Pre-departure checklist

1. Review the MISTI Health and Safety guidelines and attend all trainings and a check-out meeting with the program coordinator.

2. Register for security updates with ISOS and download the app.

3. Register with the U.S. Department of State STEP program. All citizens can register with STEP.

4. If you are an international student, check with the ISO to discuss the length of your time abroad and any impact on your status and return to the U.S.

Gather important documents and make copies

Make sure to have a copy of your passport page and visa, health insurance information (if applicable) and copies of your credit cards in case they are lost or stolen. We recommend providing a family member of friend with a copy of the documents, and removing all non-essential items from your wallet.

Health Precautions

1. Visit the MIT Travel Health Clinic.

2. Inquire about any immunizations, prescriptions or support needed while in Israel, and identify in-country resources as needed. ISOS has a list of worldwide Assistance Centers.

3. Visit the CDC's Travelers' Health website to educate yourself about areas you plan to visit.