LAS Policies on ISU-Affiliated International Travel

Undergraduate students (individual undergraduate students, student organizations, and students participating in campus-organized activities) participating in Iowa State sponsored and/or affiliated activities outside the U.S., whether or not involving ISU funds (including independent study credit, research credit, or non-credit activities), need to apply for permission to undertake this activity through ISUAbroad (isuabroad.iastate.edu). The international office of the college awarding the credit, or sponsoring the activity, will review the application. In those instances where there is no college international office or there is no clear college sponsor, the Education Abroad Committee (EAC) will review the application. Applications will be evaluated to determine that the activity conforms to the academic and safety standards articulated in the Iowa State University Study Abroad Policy Statement on Health and Safety.

Undergrad Register

Graduate students participating in Iowa State sponsored and/or affiliated activities outside the U.S. (including independent study, research, conference participation, whether for credit or non-credit) are required to register their travel through the ISUAbroad system. This allows us to track student travel abroad and facilitates prompt contact in the case of major security events (violence, natural disaster, etc.). Departments, faculty, and/or staff are asked to evaluate carefully any graduate student travel abroad to determine that the activity conforms to the academic and safety standards of the university.

Undergrad Register

Faculty and staff traveling outside the U.S. are NOT required to register their travel centrally, but rather at the department or unit level. The assumption is that faculty and staff are capable of and responsible for making decisions for specific circumstances using good judgment regarding risks associated with international travel.

Before traveling outside the U.S., consult the latest U.S. Department of State International Travel Information:

  • Travel Warnings
  • Travel Alerts
  • Country Specific Information

Office of Provost International Travel Statement (DOC)

International Health Insurance and Emergency Service

If you have questions about student international travel, contact Nancy Guthrie at 294-1162 or nguthrie@iastate.edu.

4 May 2010