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Center for Global Health Travel Policies

UIC Sponsored International Travel Heading link

All UIC students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff participating in “University Sponsored Travel” must abide by UIC’s International Travel Safety Policy. University Sponsored Travel is defined and characterized below.

All UIC faculty members, staff and students who intend to travel abroad for University Sponsored International Travel are required to enroll in UIC’s International Travel Safety Roster and must obtain the University of Illinois System’s comprehensive insurance. However, enrolling in the International Travel Safety Roster and obtaining the insurance policy does not imply approval of travel which must be obtained from the traveler’s supervisor.

University Sponsored Travel: Students participate in University-sponsored travel whenever they are in an UIC-authorized program related to their academic program, including fieldwork or research, or are involved in a non-academic, but UIC-approved and supported student organization or activity. In addition, whenever travel is funded in full or part by UIC or UIC-managed funds, it is UIC-authorized travel. UIC-authorized programs include but are not limited to study abroad, exchange, internship, service learning, practica, residencies, independent study or research, registered student groups, alternative spring break and other similar programs. A UIC faculty or staff member is participating in University sponsored travel whenever they are traveling on official UIC business or are funded or reimbursed by or through UIC for that travel.

Relevant departments or units must approve all University Sponsored International Travel before the faculty member, staff or student embarks on International Travel. Further, student travel to any countries with an elevated Travel Advisory from the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is subject to additional review by the Office of Global Engagement.

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