Photocopy your driver’s license, health insurance card, credit card(s), tickets and other personal documents, and give copies to someone you trust at home. Keep a copy for yourself, separate from the originals.
Scan important documents and email them to yourself.
Ensure a family member and someone in your office has a copy of your travel itinerary and schedule. Advise them on how to best reach you while you're off-campus.
Important documents and items to pack
Valid ID or Driver’s License.
All cash, credit cards, and other forms of payment.
Any invitation letters from host organizations or institutions.
Health insurance card.
Sufficient cash for out-of-pocket expenses which cannot be charged with a credit card. Keep in mind that credit cards are not always accepted in all rural locations.
Copies of air travel, car rental, and hotel reservations.
Relevant contact details of Cornell Police, your Cornell faculty/staff contact, and local community partner, in case your itinerary changes or you need emergency assistance.
Sufficient quantities of your prescription medical, including extra for any travel delays that may arise. Keep in original containers with corresponding prescriptions.
Notifications and Registrations
Let your bank and credit card issuers know your travel plans. Inquire about ATM fees at partner banks.