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Undergraduate International Travel Policy

Congratulations!

As you prepare to embark on a new global adventure, we want to start by congratulating you! At Columbia, College Walk extends around the world and we are excited for your next steps. We support and encourage you to be the best prepared and most informed travelers – in both the travel-planning process and throughout your travel – and so we have outlined the necessary steps to keep you safe while allowing you the freedom to explore.

Next Steps

  1. Confirm that you are covered under the Undergraduate International Travel Policy.
  2. Log in to the Undergraduate Travel Web App to complete your School Sponsorship application no later than 4 weeks prior to departure. Include all travel destinations and side trips while abroad for any travel taking place on or after Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
  3. Once you've received confirmation of your School Sponsorship, log in to the Undergraduate Travel Web App to complete a Pre-Departure Orientation and sign the Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release form no later than 2 weeks prior to departure.
  4. Register your travel (including side trips) through the University’s international travel assistance service, International SOS (ISOS)
  5. Confirm that, while abroad, you will be covered by a health insurance policy that also provides coverage outside the United States for routine, urgent and emergency care.

Please Note: If there are changes to your itinerary or location, either before your departure or once abroad, log in to the Undergraduate Travel Web App to immediately update your School Sponsorship application.

Applying for School Sponsorship is the process an undergraduate will complete to obtain school-level approval after securing an opportunity that would require international travel for Columbia-Led, Columbia-Facilitated and/or Recognized Travel.

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

The required Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release form will be available through the Undergraduate Travel Web App once you have been granted School Sponsorship.

Need Program Approval?

If you are a Columbia faculty or staff member and have an opportunity, program or excursion that is recognized or supported by Columbia and involves international travel, please see our Travel Programs page.

Questions?

Have a question? Email utrc@columbia.edu.