Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who intend to travel overseas for university-related or sponsored international experiences that are not a study abroad program through the Office of Global Education should complete the International Travel Authorization process using the link below. 

Students who are going abroad to an Elevated Risk Region should plan for additional review time. For an approximate timeline for applications please refer to the step-by-step process guide below.

Travel authorization applications submitted after the travel has commenced will not be reviewed.

COVID-19 continues to impact international travel.  It is important for GU travelers to stay up to date on and comply with all travel requirements and restrictions in place both at their destination and upon their return, with the understanding that these regulations may change without advanced notice.  Refer to our COVID-19 Considerations page for guidance when planning your travel.

If you are partnering with an organization, please have the organization complete the program vetting guidelines.

Step-by-Step Process Guide

Step 1

Traveler completes International Travel Authorization Application


At least 4 weeks prior to departure

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Step 2

OGS confirms receipt of submission and sends International Travel Authorization Application to Travel Review Committee (TRC)


Within 2-3 business days of receiving application

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Step 3

TRC reviews International Travel Authorization Application


Allow 1-2 weeks

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Step 4

(Elevated Risk Regions only)

Provost’s Office, EVP or Designee reviews International Travel Authorization Application


Allow extra 1-2 weeks

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Step 5

OGS notifies Traveler of International Travel Authorization Application decision
and provides travel safety resources


Within 2-3 business days of receiving application decision from TRC (and Provost/EVP)

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