Pre-Departure Preparation

Please view the following information to familiarize yourself with the location and travel advice.

Dress code is business casual. Absolutely no short skirts or shorts above the knee nor ripped pants or low-cut tank tops. Please dress conservatively or you will be asked to change.


The CDC requires the following vaccinations before travel to Kenya.

Vaccination options include visiting a travel doctor in your area (Monterey: Dover Travel Clinic or Ryan Ranch) or using an online travel doctor through Safeway’s Pharmacy Travel Doctor program (usually the cheapest option).

If you are traveling to another country on this trip, you must also check their vaccine recommendations. For example, Rwanda requires the yellow fever vaccine 30 days prior to arrival.


You are responsible for securing the appropriate visa based on your nationality. US citizens can secure a visa upon arrival at Nairobi airport for $50 USD. You must have US dollars or Euros to pay the visa fee. Credit cards are NOT accepted for visas upon arrival at the airport. Please be prepared to have both. View visa information for US citizens. View Kenyan Embassy page with visa requirements for other countries.


Your passport must have at least six months validity remaining at the time of arrival in Kenya.

Travel Registration and Waivers

1.) All participants in the DPMI Kenya program must complete our online Travel Form by May 26.

2.) This travel form includes a liability waiver and automatically adds you to the Global Rescue security and natural disaster evacuation plan for Middlebury.

3.) In the event of an emergency, all MIIS students are provided security evacuation and medical consultation services through Global Rescue. In case of emergency, you can contact Carolyn Meyer at 831-521-8566 or Global Rescue directly at 1-617-459-4200 (or

Proof of Medical Evacuation Plan and Coverage Abroad* (*only necessary for those not on the MIIS student medical insurance):

1.) If you are not on the MIIS student health insurance plan, you must have medical insurance policy covers you abroad and that it includes at least 500,000 USD in medical emergency evacuation coverage and 100,000 in repatriation insurance.

2.) iNext, World Nomads, AON, are just a few international medical insurance and medical evacuation plans that have offered rates as low as $35 USD per month. You can view a longer list of providers NAFSA-affiliated providers here.

3.) Be sure to maintain your medical insurance in your home country in case you are medically evacuated back home.

Pre-Departure Packet

1.) DPMI Kenya participants from outside of East Africa  should complete this pre-departure packet by May 26. You do not need to submit a copy to DPMI, just keep a copy for your records.

Travel Insurance

1.) Travel insurance in the case of cancelled flights or illness is not required, but recommended.


1.) Please see email with pre-program readings.

May 4 Webinar

View 20-minute May 4 webinar led by Carolyn Meyer.