International Travel

Seat Upgrades

Williams College will fund an upgrade to Economy Plus seating on flights with a duration of more than 4 hours in the air, continuously.  For Staff, this must be approved by the Senior Staff officer in the unit, or in the case of Senior Staff, by the President’s Office.


WiFi may be charged to the college when used to conduct college business.  WiFi will be funded to enhance the employee’s ability to work and attend to matters requiring their attention while traveling.


The College will fund a TSA Pre-Select designation for employees who travel 36 or more days per calendar year.  The TSA designation is intended to expedite the check in process for flights which will reduce stress for our employees and ensure that they are not delayed while traveling.

Global Entry Card

This will be funded only for employees who do extensive foreign travel.  Please contact the Controller for details.

Currency exchange and ATM fees

The College will reimburse employees for currency exchange fees.  Employees are encouraged to pay for meals, hotels and purchases on their corporate credit card as the cards often offers the safest and most economical exchange conversion.  The College discourages employees from carrying large amounts of cash while traveling.  In most cases, using an ATM machine will provide an excellent exchange rate and will reduce the amount of cash the employee has on his/her person. ATM fees for cash withdrawals will be reimbursed.  Traveler’s checks are a good, safe method of bringing money on a trip although the fees involved with obtaining traveler’s checks can be high.  Employees wishing to obtain traveler’s checks should contact the Investment Office (x4447) to see if the College can obtain a favorable rate for this service through the College’s banking relationships.