10.18 Global Support Services (GSS)

The Global Support Services (GSS) office provides tools and guidance to Harvard schools, departments, and travelers to help the University go abroad. GSS is a hub for addressing global issues including safety and security, finance, visas, human resources, and other operational matters. Students who plan to travel abroad, particularly for credit or with Harvard funds, should be aware of the services offered and the emergency evacuation insurance available through Harvard Travel Assist. Eligible students must register their overseas trip with the Harvard Travel Assist program and keep their information updated while abroad to prevent any delay in providing services in the event of a natural disaster, political upheaval, or health issue. HMS students travelling abroad for credit or with Harvard funding should read all relevant policies and contact the HMS Office of Scholarly Engagement for advise on the relevant safty training and forms that must be completed prior to travel. 

Last updated 10/9/18