Travel Registration (LAS and CHS)
LAS and CHS Policies on ISU-Affiliated International Travel
Undergraduate students (individual undergraduate students, student organizations, and students participating in campus-organized activities) participating in Iowa State sponsored and/or affiliated activities outside the U.S., whether or not involving ISU funds (including independent study credit, research credit, or non-credit activities), need to apply for permission to undertake this activity through ISUAbroad (isuabroad.iastate.edu) and enroll in the CISI insurance. The international office of the college awarding the credit, or sponsoring the activity, will review the application. In those instances where there is no college international office or there is no clear college sponsor, the Education Abroad Committee (EAC) will review the application. Applications will be evaluated to determine that the activity conforms to the academic and safety standards articulated in the Iowa State University Study Abroad Policy Statement on Health and Safety.
Graduate students participating in Iowa State sponsored and/or affiliated activities outside the U.S. (including independent study, research, conference participation, whether for credit or non-credit) are required to register their travel through the ISUAbroad system and enroll in CISI insurance. This allows us to track student travel abroad and facilitates prompt contact in the case of major security events (violence, natural disaster, etc.). Departments, faculty, and/or staff are asked to evaluate carefully any graduate student travel abroad to determine that the activity conforms to the academic and safety standards of the university.
Faculty and staff traveling outside the U.S. are NOT required to register their travel with ISUAbroad, but rather at the department or unit level. However, enrolling in CISI insurance is strongly encouraged. There is no cost to faculty and staff on ISU international business travel. Before traveling outside the U.S., consult the latest U.S. Department of State International Travel Information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html
For more information on CISI insurance see: https://www.riskmanagement.iastate.edu/insurance/international