Individual Student Travel


Special Circumstances:


Traveling Abroad, but not for credit?

Are you an INDIVIDUAL who is traveling abroad (to any location with any program) but not receiving course/clinical credit? Please complete the steps in the "IST Paperwork Process" listed below.

Are you taking a GROUP abroad, though not receiving course/clinical credit? Please refer to the Non Credit-Bearing Program Proposal on the "Information for Faculty" page.

Travel Warning Countries

If you are considering traveling to a Travel Warning Country, additional paperwork and approval will be required and must be completed no later than 3 months before intended departure. Please contact Hannah Carley (hcarley@augusta.edu) as soon as possible for forms and any questions you may have.

Travel Warning List

Finding a Program:

Please be patient as we update this section of our website. Email Hannah Carley for any questions you may have.

 

IST Paperwork Process:

The Study Abroad Office will need the following:
#1-3 need to be completed three months before your departure date; #4-6 should be completed one month before your departure date.

  1. Complete Application Student Preliminary Application for Individual Travel
    1. If you are considering traveling to a Travel Warning Country, additional paperwork and approval will be required. Please contact Hannah Carley as soon as possible for forms and any questions you may have. See the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warning list.
  2. Complete the following forms (often referred to as "Blue Forms")
    1. Agreement for Participation Abroad
    2. Emergency Contacts
    3. Medical Profile and Consent for Care
    4. Release Waiver of Liability and Consent Not to Sue
  3. Send in a copy of your passport
  4. Send in your travel arrangements (itinerary, accommodations, flight and any other travel information)
  5. Provide proof of travel insurance that includes repatriation as well as emergency evacuation for medical reasons, political unrest, and natural disasters.
    1. Our highly recommended insurance is Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), as it covers all those instances listed directly above.
    2. You may purchase Cultural Insurance Services International. At the bottom of the page, you will see "Cultural Insurance Services International." 
    3. If you choose not to purchase CISI, your "proof of insurance" must include the card/policy number and the excerpt of the insurance policy that states that it covers the situations listed above.
  6. Please also do the following actions that do not require documentation sent to the Study Abroad Office:
    1. Register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program with the Department of State.
    2. Read the Department of State's information on the location you will be traveling.
    3. Read CDC Traveler's Health information.

Other Information:

  • Students who fail to complete and submit the required paperwork to the Study Abroad Office will not be recognized as an enrolled Augusta University student eligible for academic or clinical course credit.
  • Individual Student Travelers are ineligible to participate in the Augusta University Study Abroad Office fundraisers and Undergraduate Study Abroad/Away Scholarship.