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International Travel Resources for Students

KU supports and encourages international travel and recognizes that the formation of an international perspective is an essential educational component of its academic mission. 

*The University-affiliated Student International Travel Policy requires all students who travel internationally for a university-affiliated activity to register. Registration is needed for all non-credit bearing international travel organized or endorsed by KU, a KU academic unit, faculty or staff member, or student organization. Registration is also needed for any international travel receiving university funding. The policy pertains to international performances, competitions, research, and academic or professional conferences. 

Students participating in regular, for-credit or KU-administered study, internship, research or service-learning programs will complete the relevant application processes administered by Study Abroad & Global Engagement, and therefore do not need to complete a separate application to the Student International Travel Registry.




Student Resources

  • Study Abroad

    The Office of Study Abroad & Global Engagement has important information on international student travel, including details on obtaining a passport, identity abroad and health and safety concerns.

  • Student Travel Registry

    Registration is needed for all non-credit bearing international travel organized or endorsed by KU, a KU academic unit, faculty or staff member, or student organization. This includes any international travel receiving university funding

  • Personal Travel Registration

    Students who travel abroad for personal purposes, and not for a university-affiliated activity, are strongly encouraged to register their international travel no later than 30 days prior to departure.

  • International Travel Grants

    International Affairs has a limited number of grants for graduate students seeking support for academic or training opportunities in Latin America or Africa, as well as preliminary dissertation field activities.