Current Travel Restrictions

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, RMIT has cancelled all overseas travel for students and staff. This restriction also applies to non-essential domestic travel. This decision will be reviewed, and any updates will be communicated to impacted students. We advise you to not book any flights or accommodation, or making any financial commitments, until further notice. 

Changes to existing plans will be supported by the Global Experience team who can be contacted through Connect.

Stay up to date with the latest Australian Government travel advice and warnings on the DFAT Smart Traveller website.

Our pre-departure briefings will set your mind at ease

Attend a comprehensive pre-departure briefing to have your questions answered, learn about health and safety tips, how to organise accommodation and set your mind at ease.

You will be notified via your student email of the time, date and location of your pre-departure session.

Before you leave

1. Complete your “Preparing for Learning Abroad Module”. This is for all RMIT students going on an overseas global experience.

2. Attend a comprehensive pre-departure briefing. Have your questions answered and set your mind at ease before you jet off. Not only will you learn everything you need to know about your experience, you'll get to meet and network with your peers.

You will be notified via your student email of the time, date and location of your dedicated pre-departure session.

3. Review the RMIT complimentary student travel insurance

All RMIT University students travelling overseas on an approved program receive complimentary travel insurance. Find out what you’re covered for and what exclusions are in place.

4. Register your details with International SOS  before you leave for your global experience.

iSOS specialises in medical assistance, travel security advice and information, emergency services, healthcare and evacuation services. Before you leave and while you are overseas, you can reach out to iSOS to take advantage of this resource to find out more about your destination and if you need any assistance.

5. Research your host destination

You should research your host destination by checking Smart Traveller and International SOS for the latest information.

It is important that you should seek information about any immunisations or health issues relevant to travelling and living in another country. Please refer to your own doctor for more information and check International SOS as they have resources related to health information under each country listing.

6. Find your accommodation

In many cases, the host institution or organisation may provide you with relevant information regarding accommodation. It’s a good idea to do some research online to familiarise yourself with the area you will be living. If you are looking for temporary accommodation when you arrive in your host country, make sure you book for at least two weeks.

Please do not book any accommodation until after you have received a formal acceptance from the host institution.

When you arrive

Let your family know you have arrived safely
When you first land it’s easy to forget this very important and simple step in all your excitement. 

Contact your host institution and attend orientation
Check in with your host institution to find out about orientation and any other fun events. This is a great way to meet people and make friends.

Update your RMIT student record with your overseas contact details

Log in to myRMIT and update your contact details to include your address and any new phone numbers you may have while abroad. This will make it easier for us to contact you are in an emergency!

While you’re overseas

If you have any medical, security and logistical questions, concerns and situations 
Please contact International SOS first as they are a 24/7 rescource on call, online and on the ground.

RMIT is here to help even while you’re abroad

You can continue to access administrative, counselling and other RMIT student services while studying overseas. Simply contact the service area you need through RMIT Connect at anytime. 

Don’t forget to you can use the services offered to you as well by your host institution!