To establish guidelines and procedures for all University faculty, staff and students while traveling abroad.
University foreign travel policy will reimburse expenses based on the U.S. Department of State per diem tables. Compliance with the Fly America Act is also required when traveling on federal grant funds. Participation in the International Emergency Assistance Program (International SOS) is mandatory.
All University faculty, staff, and students must comply with the following:
- Review Department of State Travel Warnings to determine whether the destination requires approval by the International Oversight Committee (IOC)
Reservation for rental cars Reservation for hotel rooms Airline reservations Exchange of funds when traveling on State accounts (ie: 14 Cost Centers)
- Create 45 days prior to travel
Lodging reimbursement is based on the U.S. Department of State per diem tables
- Includes Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, and U.S. Possessions
Meals and incidental expenses are reimbursed based on the U.S. Department of State per diem tables Travel expenses must be converted to U.S. dollars using internet currency conversion calculator XE.com Compliance with federal "Fly America Act" when traveling on federal grant funds
- Detailed commercial lodging receipt is required
- If actual lodging expense exceeds per diem, the overage may be reimbursed on a local account at the discretion of the department
Enrollment in the International SOS program is mandatory for all international travelers.
- U.S. flag carriers must be used when booking airfare to a foreign country
- Please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects if you have any questions
Applies to all University faculty, staff and students traveling to a foreign country on official University business.
Last Updated: August 18, 2016
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