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International SOS Pre-travel Briefing

As part of the pre-departure process, TTUHSC students are required to complete a pre-travel briefing with International SOS (ISOS). The briefing can be conducted at your convenience but must be completed prior to the phase 3 pre-departure meeting with the Office of Global Health.

A brief note regarding faculty-led programs: If you are participating in a faculty-led program, please visit with the faculty leader about the pre-travel briefing. Some faculty may have scheduled the briefing during a pre-trip team meeting. If that is the case, an individual briefing is not necessary.

Instructions for completing the pre-travel briefing

  • Download the ISOS Pre-travel Briefing Worksheet. Save it to your computer.
  • Enter your participant information on the worksheet.
  • At a time that works best for you, call ISOS at 1-215-942-8226 or toll free at 1-800-523-8930. Please allow 30-45 minutes for the session.  
  • When you call, identify yourself as a student with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Be prepared to discuss your itinerary (where you are going and when, include all locations of travel), safety & security issues you need to be aware of, and medical/health issues you need to consider, including any personal health issues you wish to discuss.
  • The ISOS representative will assign you a case number. The case number and the representative's name MUST be entered on the worksheet.
  • During the call, you are expected to complete the ISOS Pre-Travel Briefing Worksheet by taking notes on the information discussed with the ISOS representative.
  • At the conclusion of the briefing, OGH must receive a copy of your ISOS Pre-travel Briefing Worksheet. You must also keep a copy for yourself. The worksheet can be turned in to OGH during the phase 3 pre-departure meeting or e-mailed to OGH at prior to the phase 3 pre-departure meeting. Worksheets without a case number will not be accepted.
  • Prior to your departure, don't forget to download the ISOS assistance app!

ISOS assistance app