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
- United Healthcare Global - All medical needs
- Yale Health - Coverage and vaccinations
- Yale SHARE Center - Sexual harassment and assault
- Yale International Toolkit Sexual Harassment Resource List
- Northwestern University Tips for Sexual Health and Safety Abroad
- “Survey of Academic Field Experiences (SAFE): Trainees Report Harassment and Assault.” by Kathryn Clancy et al. - in PLoS ONE, Vol 9, Issue 7 (2014)
- 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
- Yale World Toolkit Country Guides - Helpful guidelines for travel to specific countries
- “Dramatic Improvements and Persistent Challenges for Women Ecologists” by Krista L. McGuire et al. - in BioScience, Vol 62, Issue 2 (2012), 189-196.
- “Cultural differences in perceptions of and responses to sexual harassment” by Jennifer Zimbroff - in Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy, Vol 14 (2007), 1311-1341.
- “Constraints and opportunities for better silvicultural practice in tropical forestry: an interdisciplinary approach” by Bradley B. Walters et al. – in Forest Ecology and Management 209 (2005) 3 -18
- “Coping with Payola: Field Ventures from Mindanao” by Timothy Austin – in Human Organization, Vol 67, No 2 (2008)
- “Rural Poverty Unperceived: Problems and Remedies” by Robert Chambers – in World Development, Vol 9, Issue 1 (1981), 1 - 19
- “Up the Anthropologist—Perspectives Gained From Studying Up” by Laura Nader – in Hymes, Dell (ed.). Reinventing Anthropology. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1999.