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Why a policy just for international travel?

With planned implementation of an enhanced University international travel policy impacting undergraduates, the undergraduate schools recognized the immediate need to develop an aligned process for international travel first. As the undergraduate schools are committed to better supporting the health, safety, and security of our undergraduates while they pursue transformative, meaningful, and engaging educational experiences beyond the classroom, additional time and consideration will be taken to eventually develop a policy that will be inclusive of domestic travel as well.

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What do you consider a side trip?

Any travel that is not an official part of a Columbia-Led, Columbia-Facilitated and/or Recognized Travel program’s curriculum/course/itinerary is considered a side trip. All components of side trip travel are organized by the traveler – typically an individual traveler. Side trip travel may be within or outside of the host country and can take place immediately before, during or immediately after participation in Columbia-Led, Columbia-Facilitated and/or Recognized Travel.

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My School Sponsorship has been approved with required safety contingencies. What now?

Your additional safety contingencies are safety precautions that may include additional travel insurance, securing a satellite phone and/or consultation with the CU on the Road Travel Medicine Program. If necessary, the list of required safety contingencies will be available in the Undergraduate Travel Web App.

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How do I complete the Pre-Departure Orientation?

The required Pre-Departure Orientation will be available through the Undergraduate Travel Web App once you have been granted School Sponsorship.

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Can I add additional destinations into my application once it’s been approved?

Yes, this is required for all additional destinations you will be visiting while abroad, including travel seven days before or after your program.

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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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