Faculty & Staff
Travel With Students
Faculty and staff traveling overseas with students or leading student programs organized or sponsored by University departments or schools must comply with the GU International Travel Policy by completing the International Travel Authorization application process at least 4 weeks prior to intended departure. Travel to an Elevated Risk Region will require additional review time. Applications submitted after the travel has commenced will not be reviewed.
Exceptions to this process:
- Undergraduate credit bearing international experiences, including study abroad programs and embedded courses, should follow Office of Global Education (OGE) procedures.
- Law Center faculty and staff traveling with students will follow a separate process for travel authorization through Georgetown Law’s Office of Transnational Programs.
New Group Travel Authorization App
Complete a group application if you are traveling with GU students or administer an international program for GU students that is organized or sponsored by a university department or school (excluding OGE and Law Center programs).
Return to an Already Opened App
Use this link if you have already started an application that you need to finish.
Note: If you are partnering with a new organization, please have the organization complete the program vetting guidelines.
Faculty and staff planning non-credit undergraduate international experiences or credit-bearing or non-credit graduate international programs and experiences should work with the Office of Global Services to ensure international agreement policy compliance and best practices in international program development.
Travel Without Students
Faculty and staff traveling overseas without students for university-related or sponsored purposes should complete the following steps before departure:
- Register your travel with International SOS MyTrips (the online Georgetown Travel Registration system) before departure. Travel registration enables the University to proactively contact travelers and provide support in the event of an emergency.
- Confirm that you have health insurance coverage for international travel.
- (Highly recommended for U.S. citizens) Register with the U.S. State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
Faculty and staff should follow any established departmental or school processes and contact their unit’s Senior Business Manager with questions about funding or reimbursement.
Travel to Elevated Risk Regions may entail additional university and insurance requirements. Please contact email@example.com for assistance with any of your Export Controls and International Research Collaboration questions or concerns.
Be sure to review the cybersecurity Travel Tips provided by University Information Services.