Travel Health

Donna Denelli-Hess, Health Educator, will be coordinating the Travel Health Counseling for students who plan to go abroad for Study Away or Winter Study Travel Courses. If you are planning to study away from Williams, you should contact Donna by e-mail at [email protected] to schedule an appointment for consultation.

Prior to your visit, you should complete an International Travel Questionnaire, which can be downloaded as a .pdf file from this site.

International SOS

International SOS is a provider of worldwide assistance and evacuation services ranging from telephone advice and referrals to full-scale evacuation by air ambulance.  The SOS network of multilingual specialists operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from SOS Alarm Centers around the world.  Your SOS membership, provided by Williams College, offers travel, medical, and security advice and services as well as on-line access to information which many insurance companies do not offer.  International SOS is not health insurance.  It is important to let your health insurance provider know when you will be traveling internationally.

While you are abroad, your first contact should always be the director of your overseas program.  If you are traveling, and/or in a situation where you are not able to reach that person, or are not on a program, you should contact International SOS who will work to meet your needs immediately and will contact the appropriate person at Williams College to coordinate services.  Some of International SOS’s services do carry additional charges.  Should you require a service which has an additional charge, International SOS will inform you in advance and will require a credit card number to activate the service.

More information is available at

Williams College’s membership number is: 11BSGC000063

You can request a membership card by calling Shelby Walden at 413-597-4243