5 Facts About the New Travel Loaner Program
We know travel is often part of the job, and you need a computer and mobile device while you’re away. But taking these items when you travel to a high-risk country significantly increases the possibility of data and identity theft. That's why University IT offers a free Travel Loaner program to help secure your data. Here are five useful facts about the program.
1. Travel Loaner Kits
What was once known as the iPad Loaner program has upgraded to include three available options:
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro kit (with the Apple Pencil, Apple Pro keyboard, and more)
- 12-inch MacBook kit (with a carrying case, world travel adaptor kit, and more)
- 12-inch Surface Pro kit (with a keyboard, Surface pen, and more)
For a complete list of accessories and applications, visit the Travel Loaner program page.
You can get your hands on one of these kits if you’re currently a faculty or staff member and you’re traveling to a high-risk country. Not sure which countries are considered high-risk? Find a complete list of high-risk countries here.
This service is free of charge. However, you and your department are responsible for any damage or loss. The maximum loan period is three months. If equipment is not returned as specified, University IT reserves the right to charge your departmental PTA $99 each week until the equipment is returned.
4. Request a kit
You can request a free Travel Loaner kit at least one week before traveling. A University IT consultant will meet with you to determine which hardware, apps, and accessories you’ll need, install the required apps, and provide any necessary training. Upon your return, the consultant will arrange a time to pick up the kit.
5. Recommendations for travelers to high-risk countries
The Travel Loaner program is one step to ensure data security when you travel to high-risk countries. As you plan your next trip, visit the UIT travel recommendations page to read more tips on what devices and services are best to go with or go without, and what you should do before, during, and after your travel to protect your data and identity.
Visit the University IT website for more information about the Travel Loaner program.