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Travel Registration

Per the Student Travel Policy, students are required to register international and non-local domestic overnight travel for DePaul purposes in the Global Engagement Travel Registration database. 

Please refer to the chart below to see if your travel must be registered. 

Location & Duration of Travel Type of Activity
Credit-Based Activities
Co-Curricular or Extra-Curricular Activities
Transfer Activities
Local (any length) No requirements pursuant to this policy No requirements pursuant to this policy No requirements pursuant to this policy
Non-local domestic (day)
Waiver required Waiver required No requirements pursuant to this policy
Non-local domestic (overnight)* Registration with GE
required - except for
internships and clinical activities
Waiver required No requirements pursuant to this policy
International (any length) Registration with GE required Registration with GE required Registration with GE required
*Non-local domestic is travel outside the Chicagoland area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties). For a list of waivers, see OGC's standard forms.

Students traveling independently should click "Apply Now" on the Independent Student Travel Registration page to register travel. Students traveling in a group, should request that their group leader contact Study Abroad at to receive a link specific to your group. 

Students traveling for External Study Abroad for Transfer Credit should read all details on that page and must also register their travel in the Global Engagement Travel Registration database.

All travel registration applications ask students to enter dates of travel, location(s) of travel, purpose of travel, and emergency contact information. It helps improve the safety of those traveling by allowing the University to quickly communicate with students in case of an emergency. 

Travel Registration must be completed no less than 90 days prior to departure. 

International Travel Health & Accident Insurance Requirement

If students are traveling abroad under the circumstances described above, they are required to purchase DePaul University's travel health and accident insurance plan provided by Cultural Insurance Services International, CISI.  Students will be enrolled in the CISI insurance plan upon completion of the Travel Registration application and will be charged a fee through their DePaul Student Account. After enrollment, students will receive a welcome package via email that includes policy information and an insurance card. 

International Travel to Countries with Certain Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State issues travel advisories related to specific countries or regions. DePaul has an established approval process whereas the Provost must approve in advance travel for credit-based activities and co-curricular/extra-curricular activities to countries rated by the Department of State at a Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or Level 4 (Do Not Travel) travel advisory for any part of the country. To find out if a country has a Travel Advisory, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

If travel approval is required pursuant to this policy, the sponsoring unit or student traveling independently must initiate the approval request by contacting the Office for Global Engagement (GE), after obtaining any other approvals which may be required, no less than 90 days prior to their desired departure. To request approval to travel, download and complete the request form. Send it and any relevant attachments as one PDF to the Global Engagement Travel Registration administrator at

If you are traveling to a Level 3 or Level 4 country with a group, only one application is requested per group and it must be completed by a designated Group Leader. Applications will be reviewed by the University's Office of General Counsel, the Global Task Force, and ultimately approved or denied by the Provost. The Travel Registration administrator will inform students of the final decision via email.  

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