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What is the Undergraduate Travel Review Committee?

The Undergraduate Travel Review Committee is composed of representatives from Columbia College, the Fu Foundation of School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of General Studies, and the University who review, assess, and make decisions on School Sponsorship and Program Pre-Approval applications on behalf of the undergraduate schools.

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How do I complete the Pre-Departure Orientation?

The Undergraduate International Travel Policy Pre-Departure Orientation can be found here. The Pre-Departure Orientation will take approximately 45 minutes.

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Where do I find the Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release form?

The required Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release form will be available in the Undergraduate Travel Web App once you have submitted your School Sponsorship application. 

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How will I know if my School Sponsorship application has been received? Approved? Denied?

You will receive an email from utrc@columbia.edu when your application is received, as well as when a final determination has been made on your application. You may also check the status of your application, as well as confirm any additional required steps, by logging in to the Undergraduate Travel Web App.

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Do I need School Sponsorship if I am going to be traveling to my home country?

Travel to your home country requires School Sponsorship under certain circumstances.  

If you will be traveling home only for personal reasons, such as during school breaks or for family visits, School Sponsorship is not required.

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What types of travel require that I apply for School Sponsorship?

Undergraduate Students from Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies

School Sponsorship is required of undergraduate students from Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies participating in international travel that is Columbia-Led, Columbia Facilitated and/or Recognized International Travel, and fits any or all of the following criteria:

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What happens if I don’t comply with the Undergraduate International Travel Policy?

Students not in compliance with the Undergraduate International Travel Policy and/or the Columbia University Travel Planning Policy may be subject to having their sponsorship and/or program funding revoked, the termination of their program and/or additional dean’s disciplinary measures.

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Undergraduate International Travel Policy

Effective February 2017 for all international travel beginning on or after Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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