TRI is committed to ensuring that its Fellows feel safe and supported while they are engaged in fieldwork overseas. The following are some recommended resources that should be helpful for both seasoned and inexperienced travelers.
Note: You must be logged into the Yale Library system (or a similar system) to access some of these documents.
The UK’s Royal Geographical Society maintains the World Register of Field Centres, a database of >700 field centres and facilities that welcome international researchers.
- Yale International Toolkit - Central source for information about travel alerts, health and safety, registering travel with Yale, logistical support, and country-specific planning
Global Travel Assistance
Yale’s global assistance travel partner is International SOS (ISOS).
ISOS provide assistance and advice, medical and dental referrals, access to clinics and pharmacies, mental health support, and pre-departure planning.
Coverage applies for Yale-related trips 100 miles+ away from your permanent residence.
How to connect with ISOS
- ISOS membership card
- ISOS membership portal: https://ogc.yale.edu/erm/ISOS
- Mobile assistance app with live chat: https://www.internationalsos.com/assistance-app
Yale has a variety of resources designed to help you prepare for a safe and healthy field season. New fellows will recieve additional information prior to departure. Below is a preliminary of list of resources. Please also speak with colleagues, friends, host country partners and institution to ascertain how best to prepare yourself, which vaccinations you may need, etc and access to local or regional care.
- International SOS (see above) covers medical needs while you are abroad including medical and personal emergencies. More information will be provided before your departure.
- Center for Disease Control - Information on recommended vaccines by country and regional health alerts
- Yale Health - Coverage and vaccinations
- Passport Health- Information on medical needs
- Yale SHARE Center - Sexual harassment and assault
- Yale International Toolkit Sexual Harassment Resource List
- Yale FES Title IX Resources - Information on sexual harrassment and the FES Title IX working group
- Northwestern University Understanding Sexual Harassment & Violence: Points to Consider While Studying Abroad
- Clancy, K., et al. 2014. Survey of academic field experiences (SAFE): Trainees report harassment and assault. PLoS ONE 9, e102172.
- Yale Security - Emergency help and incident reporting
- Find U.S. Embassy and consular services
- Yale ITS guide to Traveling Securely
- Carrying Money Overseas
- International Toolkit: Financial Needs Abroad
- InReach: F&ES has a limited number of InReach devices for students traveling to areas of the world without reliable cell phone coverage. These devices need to be signed out as needed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Yale World Toolkit Country Guides - Helpful guidelines for travel to specific countries.
- McGuire, K. et al. 2012. Dramatic improvements and persistent challenges for women ecologists. BioScience 62, 89–196.
- Zimbroff, J. 2007. Cultural differences in perceptions of and responses to sexual harassment. Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy 14, 1311–1341.
- Walters, B.B. et al. 2005. Constraints and opportunities for better silvicultural practice in tropical forestry: an interdisciplinary approach. Forest Ecology and Management 209, 3–16.
- Austin, T. 2008. Coping with Payola: Field ventures from Mindanao. Human Organization 67, 173–180.
- Chambers, R. 1981. Rural poverty unperceived: Problems and remedies. World Development 9, 1–19.
- Nader, L. 1972. Up the anthropologist: Perspectives gained from studying up. pp. 284–311. In: Hymes, D. (ed.) Reinventing Anthropology. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, USA.