The University Record, November 12, 2001

International travel Web site is available

Editor’s Note: The following is a letter from Lisa Tedesco, U-M interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to bring to your attention the University’s new Travel Information and Registration Web site, www.umich.edu/itoc. This Web site provides information sources for international travel, and a registry for members of the University community who are planning travel abroad. I would appreciate your sharing this message with faculty, staff and students.

The Web site is an important information resource regarding safety and security for international travel. Links are provided to the revised U-M Travel Handbook and other University Web-based travel resources; to U.S. State Department travel advisories, publications and other information; to travel information from the U.S. Center for Disease Control; and to worldwide consular and embassy offices of the United States and other countries.

The Web site also has an online International Travel Registry for faculty, staff and students who are planning travel outside the United States on University-related activities, including study, research, business, sponsored projects and programs, or other University-related purposes. Travelers are advised to use this secure registry to provide contact and other essential information that may be needed in event of an emergency.

The Department of Public Safety has sole access to information entered into the registry, which, in the event of an emergency, can be made available to designated University authorities in order to facilitate communication.

The traveler, or a designated proxy, can update and delete information as plans change. All personal information will be deleted automatically 30 days after the traveler returns to the U.S.

Questions may be directed to John B. Godfrey, chair of the International Travel Oversight Committee, jgodfrey@umich.edu or (734) 615-8482.