International Studies & Programs

Students

MSU students traveling internationally on University-affiliated non-education abroad travel must register their travel with MSU. Travel is considered University-affiliated if it is funded by MSU or occurs in connection with your enrollment at MSU. This includes registered student organizations, students traveling with MSU faculty or staff, and College of Law international programs.


As an undergraduate or graduate student traveling on a University-affiliated international trip that is not part of an education abroad program, you must:

1. Determine if you must obtain a Travel Warning Waiver  

If you're traveling to a country with a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or other high-risk destination, complete the Student Travel Warning Waiver Request Form. MSU does not support student travel (undergraduate or graduate) to a country with a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning unless a waiver is approved. 

One form should be submitted per student group or per individual travel. In the case of group travel, either the accompanying faculty/staff member or the designated student leader should submit the appropriate travel form on behalf of the group. We recommend reviewing the waiver request template before making a submission. Requests are reviewed by OIHS and the Risk and Security Assessment Committee. You are expected to provide detailed information regarding accommodations, transportation arrangements, and steps to mitigate the risks identified in the Travel Warning. Do not hesitate to contact us for assistance completing the waiver request.

If you're traveling to a country without a Travel Warning, proceed to the next step.

2. Complete a Pre-Trip Authorization Form 

Pre-trip authorization forms must be signed by the appropriate Major Administrative Unit (MAU) authority and given to the MAU travel administrator.

3. Register in the MSU Global Travel Registry

Travelers may register their itineraries or may have a fellow traveler or administrative support person register travel on their behalf. All travelers are encouraged to log in to the MSU Global Travel Registry to update their personal profile.

The MSU Global Travel Registry facilitates group travel registration. Travelers with identical itineraries are encouraged to submit a group registration.

4. Complete the online Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness Training (if applicable)

If you will be in contact with patients during healthcare activities, you must complete the Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness Training. Send proof of training completion OIHS at oihs(at)msu.edu