International Travel is a highly valued activity for any contemporary research university seeking to promote global learning, endeavoring to engage in international research, and aspiring to cultivate worldwide collaboration and partnerships. However, international travel is not a risk free activity.
The International Risk Management Committee has developed this site to assist all international travelers going abroad under the auspices of the university. Our aim is to provide essential information in a single site that will enable ease of compliance with university international travel regulations and procedures and promote awareness and compliance with U.S. laws. It is important that all university staff, faculty and students have University international travel information.
- Purchase of international travel arrangements according to university policy contributes to your safety and well-being abroad;
- University staff, faculty and students are responsible for compliance with university international travel and procurement policies, U.S. laws, and laws of foreign nations while traveling abroad under the auspices of the university. Individuals planning travel to official Travel Warning destinations, seeking to conduct business or information exchange with foreign nationals, or intending to carry laptops and other technology need to be aware of implications of these choices prior to travel;
- University international travelers should understand insurance needs and be prepared for emergency situations with efficient communication and accurate information. Emergency services are available to university faculty, staff and students. These can be engaged most effectively if the traveler has registered properly prior to travel;
- Travelers need to be aware of constantly changing risk situations abroad – ranging from political violence and instability to disease and natural disasters.
This site will help you navigate the essential steps from travel authorization to your return home. If you have additional questions or specific needs professional staff in the Office of International Affairs and University Risk Management are available to assist you. Please feel free to contact us and others listed in this site if you require additional assistance.
We wish you safe travels.