For reimbursement purposes, International (Foreign) Travel follows regular University out-of-state travel regulations. However, due to the risk management requirements of the nature of international/foreign travel, certain additional approval processes are required to insure compliance with all federal regulations and restrictions regarding international/foreign travel.
For purposes of this policy, international/foreign travel is defined as any University of South Alabama related travel outside of the United States as well as United States territories and possessions (also known as “United States Insular Areas”). Travel to Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Puerto Rico, etc should be processed as domestic travel. Refer to: U.S. Department of the Interior for a complete listing of US territories and insular areas. (Faculty Professional Leave or Travel Authorization Forms (page 2 and Exhibit A) are required, however, even for travel to U. S. Insular areas.)
For a detailed review of the approved USA policies pertaining to international travel including travel to destinations with U. S. Department of State travel warnings, please click here.
Approval Procedures for International/Foreign Travel
NO travel plans, reservations or expenditures should be made PRIOR to performing and completing the following procedures for all international/foreign travel:
U. S. Export and Control Laws and Regulations
The U. S. government has developed regulations to restrict the export of goods and technology with military potential, prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, advance U. S. foreign policy goals, promote the economy and promote trade. The U. S. Departments of State, Commerce, Homeland Security, Treasury, Defense and Energy each play a role in this process. These regulations have implications for Universities and University employees that conduct certain types of sensitive research abroad and as such, certain items are subject to export control. Additional information can be obtained from the USA Office of Research Compliance and Assurance (251) 460-6625). Other additional resources are as follows:
For additional information on international/foreign travel, contact the USA Office of International Education or 251-460-7053.
USA Sponsored Group Travel Outside of the United States
Activities that take place outside the continental United States are considered international for the purposes of USA sponsored student travel and must be reviewed by the USA Office of International Education. A complete description of procedures required for such trips is found in Exhibit N. For additional information contract the USA Office of International Education or 251-460-7053.
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