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International Travel Procedures

Contents

The procedures are divided into ten sections, answering the following questions:

  1. Who is covered by the procedures?
  2. What do I need to do to move forward with my travel?
  3. What laws do I need to know about when traveling internationally?
  4. Am I required to participate in pre-travel orientation?
  5. What can I do on my own to prepare for my international travel?
  6. Is it okay to travel with a family member or guest?
  7. What do I do if I experience an emergency while traveling abroad?
  8. Does the University provide any insurance that covers me when I travel?
  9. Are there resources available if I need help adjusting back to life in the US?
  10. Who makes these rules?

Introduction

The University of Denver is consistently a national leader among doctoral and research institutions in the percentage of undergraduate students who participate in study-abroad programs.  We strongly invest in study abroad because it enriches the lives of our students and allows them to appreciate and understand the differences, complexities, and interdependencies that characterize our world.  Study abroad helps shape the lives and careers of our students through intercultural development and language learning. 

The University also offers countless opportunities for graduate students, faculty, and staff to travel internationally.  Grants, fellowships, and other activities abroad allow for practical hands-on experience, professional development, research, and invaluable first-hand experiences.  This enriches the lives of our graduate students, faculty, and staff helps them develop additional expertise in their chosen fields, enhances the University’s reputation, and furthers the University’s academic mission.

International travel is best undertaken by well-informed travelers.  While international travel offers many opportunities, it also exposes travelers at any experience level to risk.  Each country, and even regions within a country, has unique political, health, crime, and safety-related concerns.  The threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions is not out of the question at any location.  We want University travelers to benefit from international experiences, but we also want to help keep our travelers safe.  With that in mind, the University provides the following to help you navigate University requirements concerning international travel, to help you become a well-informed traveler, and to encourage sound practices and safety measures that minimize risks to travelers and the institution.

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