Communication & Data Security

Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) Travel Tips

Before you go, take proactive steps to secure your devices and personally identifiable information by reviewing the information on the International IT Global Hub webpage. 

Cell Phones

It is advisable to buy an international mobile phone plan for your international experience. It is the only way to have ready access to the International SOS app if you should need it. Another option is buying a local SIM card, so that you have a local number and can keep in easy contact. Be sure that your phone is unlocked and compatible. Once you arrive in the country, you can purchase pre-paid SIM cards and "pay as you go" credit at markets and telephone stores.

Email & Internet

Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, worldwide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.

Eduroam allows students, faculty, and staff from participating institutions (including UMB) to obtain Internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions by utilizing their home institution email addresses on their laptops, smartphone, or other devices.

How to Connect to Eduroam

Set up your device by following the appropriate guide below. Log in with your University credentials (email address and password).