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International Travel Registry

According to the University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations, MU students participating on university-related travel abroad are REQUIRED to register with the International Center prior to departure.

This applies to university graduate and undergraduate students, or other participants in university-sponsored programs, traveling individually or in groups, with or without university funding, for any university-organized, university-administered or university-related activity or program, including:

  • Conducting research abroad;
  • Attending conferences abroad;
  • Participating in practicums, clinicals abroad;
  • Participating in non-credit service-learning or volunteer activities abroad;
  • University-contracted international travel.

Additionally, faculty, staff and volunteers leading MU study abroad programs or university-related international activities and all participants accompanying university-related international activities or study abroad programs who are not enrolled as students or serving as program leaders are required to register in the International Travel Registry.

If you are unsure whether you are required to register or have other questions about the travel registry, please contact Barbara Lindeman, director of student international health, safety and security.

Registry benefits

Registered students receive access to university support and resources, including:

  • UM System-negotiated international sickness and accident insurance;
  • Security intelligence and access to AlertTraveler, the university's security software;
  • Security, political, natural disaster and medical evacuation services;
  • In event of emergency, campus and university medical, legal and financial support services available to students on the MU campus.

Students who do not register may not have access to these benefits.

MU student international travel policy

The MU student international travel policy requires students planning to participate in study abroad programs and university-related international activities in countries or regions with a U.S. Department of State travel advisory level three (reconsider travel) or level four (do not travel) or a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel warning (level three) to request approval from the university's Student Travel Abroad Review Committee. Travel registration should be completed at least one month prior to the proposed travel time to allow time for review.

Individual student travel

The International Travel Registry is designed for individual students participating in university-related activities abroad.

If you are participating on a study abroad program, you do not need to register. The International Center has your itinerary from your study abroad application. You are required to report any travel away from your program location as a side-trip in your study abroad application.

Register individual student travel

Instructions to register individual student travel

  • Log in to the myStudyAbroad travel registry with your MU username (PawPrint).
  • Enter your complete itinerary, including all known cities to which you will be traveling (if your plans change, you can edit the locations and dates later).
  • Provide emergency contact information.
  • Digitally sign all required documents, including the University of Missouri Assumption of Risk and Release form.
  • Successfully complete the Mizzou Abroad Orientation.
  • Obtain and submit the required proof of insurance.
  • Enroll in AlertTraveler and activate the app.

Group student travel

Groups of five or more students traveling abroad together on a non-credit, university-sponsored international activity should register as a group in the International Travel Registry.

Instructions to register group student travel

The group leader should contact Barbara Lindeman, director of student international health, safety and security, to start the process. The group leader will be asked to submit information about the program and participants using the following two forms:

The Office of Student International Health, Safety and Security will enroll the participants in the International Travel Registry and follow up to ensure that required materials are completed and submitted prior to departure.

Faculty/staff traveling with students

Faculty and staff leading MU study abroad programs or university-related international activities or traveling abroad on university-related business with MU students are asked to register in the International Travel Registry. Registering provides access to the AlertTraveler security software, as well as access to key information about the UnitedHealthcare Global insurance information for faculty and staff.

Faculty and staff members traveling abroad on university-related business without students or other participants are not required to register in the International Travel registry. However, they may register their travel following the process outlined on the UM System Risk and Insurance Management website, which provides information about university-contracted international insurance and other resources.

Register faculty/staff travel

Instructions to register program leader travel

  • Log in to the myStudyAbroad travel registry with your MU username (PawPrint).
  • Enter your complete itinerary, including all known cities to which you will be traveling (if your plans change, you can edit the locations and dates later).
  • Provide emergency contact information.
  • Complete the program questionnaire.
  • Review all other items.
  • Enroll in AlertTraveler and activate the app.

Non-enrolled participant travel

Participants accompanying study abroad programs or university-related international activities who are not enrolled as students or serving as program leaders are required to register in the International Travel Registry. For additional information, please see the policy for non-enrolled participants in MU study abroad programs and university-related international activities.

Register non-enrolled participant travel

Instructions to register non-enrolled participant travel

Submit the following materials through the online registration form: