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Pre-Travel Orientation

All Travelers

All persons travelling internationally must participate in pre-travel orientation. Depending on the circumstances and intended audience, orientation may be presented and completed electronically, in paper form, or in-person. Depending on specific academic program requirements, completing a registration in DU Passport or submitting a Request in Pioneer Travel and Expense often satisfies the pre-travel orientation requirement. Topics covered in the student DU Passport registration, in emails sent to faculty and staff who have submitted a Request in Pioneer Travel and Expense, or in any in-person orientation process may vary depending on the role of the person registering but will include information on the following for all travelers:

  • Risks, conduct, and responsibilities while abroad.
  • International SOS website, travel benefits, and benefits of and steps to arrange for pre-travel phone consultations with International SOS medical and security staff. (Note: All OIE undergraduate students must call International SOS for a travel consultation before engaging in any travel covered by these procedures). 
  • General immigration requirements and, when appropriate, additional destination-based immigration requirements.
  • Benefits of and need for University access to emergency contact information.
  • Health insurance abroad.
  • Planning for good health and safety abroad.
  • Application of the federal American with Disabilities Act to international destinations.
  • Registration with the U.S. State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
  • Workers' compensation coverage abroad (only for faculty and staff).

Academic programs may develop, and require the completion of, additional program-specific pre-travel orientation materials.

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Leaders of Group Programs

All persons leading group programs must complete group leader pre-travel training. Depending on the circumstances, training may be completed in-person, electronically, in paper form, or in another form approved by the International Travel Risk Analyst. Topics covered in group leader training include responsibilities of group leaders, emergency management, and duty of care. Persons subject to this rule may be disqualified from leading a group if they fail to complete training to the satisfaction of the International Travel Analyst.

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