UI students frequently go overseas for a variety of reasons, usually (but not always) in order to earn academic credit toward a degree program. This page and those that follow are for students traveling abroad who are not part of a traditional study abroad program (e.g., taking classes for credit while in a foreign country). If you are participating in a study abroad program, please check with your study abroad advisor for details about travel registry and CISI insurance enrollment rather than completing any forms found on this page.
If you are a student traveling internationally but not participating in a study abroad program, please identify the category of travel that best fits what you will do overseas from the list below. Then, complete and return the required forms and read through the supplemental materials. Doing so will make you better prepared for your upcoming overseas endeavour. Upon receipt of your completed forms, Study Abroad will be able to include you in the UI Travel Registry and enroll you in CISI insurance for $1.15 per day of coverage during your stay abroad. The coverage includes medial and security assistance in the event of illness or emergency while outside the US.
If you are a US citizen, you are encouraged to register your travel plans with the US Department of State through their Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/step.html If you are participating in a group activity, you may wish to check with your group organizer to see if this has been acomplished for the group or if you should enroll independently. STEP enrollment can be quite useful if a situation arises requiring US State Department assistance, such as having your passport lost or stolen while abroad. If you are not a US citizen, you may contact your home country embassy for information about any similar registration available to you from your country of citizenship.