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 and enroll in international travel insurance through ISUAbroad (isuabroad.iastate.edu). 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 using the International Travel Registration Portal. 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 required to register separately, according to ISU policy. A policy specific to LAS faculty can be found here: https://iastate.app.box.com/file/611210265582
Before traveling outside the U.S., consult the latest U.S. Department of State International Travel Information.