Group Travel Non-Credit
It is important to contact Eliza Wethey, Associate Director of Global Engagement, at VT Engage before proceeding with further travel requirements so that the trip can be set up in their system.
Travel Requirement Procedures
Step 1: Faculty Leader completes and follows the guidance of the Virginia Tech Global Travel Assessment. Contact the Global Education Office for the form. One assessment is completed for the group.
Deadlines: For conferences, the Virginia Tech Global Travel Assessment should be completed and submitted three (3) months prior to travel. For all other non-credit group trips the Virginia Tech Global Travel Assessment should be completed and submitted six (6) months prior to travel.
Step 2: Using the link above, students and faculty leaders turn in required co-curricular international program forms. Faculty required forms will be: final participant list, complete flight itinerary, final program itinerary, program leaders' overseas cell phone number, Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) enrollment for all participants.
Student required forms will be the voluntary health disclosure form (collected in paper form and kept by faculty leader), liability agreement, financial agreement (if applicable), color copy of passport, and U.S. visa page for non-U.S. citizens.
Step 3: Using the link above, each traveler purchases the required Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) travel medical insurance and sends confirmation to Eliza Wethey.
Note: If the program is buying Cultural Insurance Services International for participating students, fill out the Faculty-Led Travel Insurance Enrollment Spreadsheet and follow the instructions to upload.
If any dependents are traveling, email Eliza Wethey.
Step 4: Submit information for Emergency Contact cards 60 prior to departure.
This is the spreadsheet that must be filled out for any travel that involves a student. There are three tabs that correspond to different types of trips: "Faculty Led Group for Credit," "Group Travel Non Credit," and "Individual Student Abroad."
"The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate." Non-U.S. citizens should check with their embassies about possible similar programs.
A card each traveler will receive that has appropriate emergency contact information for their trip and destination. The Global Education Office will provide the cards based on information given to them by the faculty-leader. The guidelines are on the Hokie Sentinel Global Travel Assessment. Note: The primary contact on the Emergency Contact card can be whomever the faculty leader chooses.
1. Are the passports for all travelers valid for six months from the date of return?
2. Is a visa required for U.S. travelers? Is a visa required for international student travelers?
3. Are any immunizations needed for travel? If so, how far in advance?
4. Check Banner to make sure faculty emergency contact information is updated. If you are traveling with a faculty spouse, do you have a third emergency contact listed?