New Policy & Procedure for Student International Activities and Travel

Viruses, fires and violent protests around the world serve as a visceral reminder that we all must work together to ensure the health and safety of our students when they participate in UCI affiliated activities outside the United States. UCI has new support for faculty and staff who manage programs that include travel and activities abroad with students. Program leaders should become familiar with the new Student International Activities Policy and Procedure. As part of this procedure, UCI sponsoring units that wish to conduct Student International Activities should consult with the Study Abroad Center early in the planning stages. Approving a proposal may take two months or more depending on program readiness.

  • WHO: All students traveling outside the United States for UCI affiliated purposes and all program leaders who are taking students outside of the U.S. for UCI affiliated purposes.
  • WHAT: New risk management support for student travelers.
  • WHEN: Effective immediately.
  • HOW: Individual travelers or program leaders must consult with the Study Abroad Center for risk management and planning and submit a formal proposal. Contact the Study Abroad Center to start the process or submit a proposal.
  • WHY: To mitigate risk and help to ensure the health and safety of students when traveling internationally in support of UCI’s mission of teaching, research and public service.

Please note this new policy and procedure does not affect international activities that do not involve students. Also, the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is governed by a different policy available through UCEAP.

420-10 Policy for Student International Activities

420-11 Procedures for Student International Activities

For questions or to start a proposal, contact Jeanne d’Arc Gomis (link to jagomis@uci.edu) at the Study Abroad Center.