Learn the ins and outs of traveling abroad with a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Learn the Basics

MIT's Information Systems and Technology IS&T provides the most up to date and reliable source of information about hardware, software, data security, connectivity, and related policies.

Check IS&T’s comprehensive Technology Tips for Travelers for recommendations on how to protect your data, hardware, and mobile device before traveling. Scroll down to see International Travel Considerations.

Connect to MIT’s Virtual Private Network

Visit the IS&T website to set up your connection to the Institute’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). The VPN will enable you to connect to MIT’s network remotely. Scroll down to the While Traveling section of IS&T’s Technology Tips page.

Note there may be special considerations for using private networks in specific countries.

Check Carry On Policies for Electronics

Note that world events can result in changing policies for carry-ons and safety considerations specific to airports or destinations. 

Check the Department of Homeland Security for updates.

The Details

Learn the Basics

MIT's Information Systems and Technology IS&T provides the most up to date and reliable source of information about hardware, software, data security, connectivity, and related policies.

Check IS&T’s comprehensive Technology Tips for Travelers for recommendations on how to protect your data, hardware, and mobile device before traveling. Scroll down to see International Travel Considerations.

Connect to MIT’s Virtual Private Network

Visit the IS&T website to set up your connection to the Institute’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). The VPN will enable you to connect to MIT’s network remotely. Scroll down to the While Traveling section of IS&T’s Technology Tips page.

Note there may be special considerations for using private networks in specific countries.

Check Carry On Policies for Electronics

Note that world events can result in changing policies for carry-ons and safety considerations specific to airports or destinations. 

Check the Department of Homeland Security for updates.

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