Graduate Policies and Procedures
Student Travel Policy
The University of Texas at Dallas promotes safe travel by students to and from activities or events within the scope of the University's mission. Before traveling, it is beneficial to review the travel policy about domestic and foreign travel, emergency procedures, insurance, and liability; and to obtain authorization by completing travel authorization forms and other related forms at least 5 working days prior to travel. Procedures also apply to faculty, staff, and students who transport students off campus on any university-organized and university-sponsored travel business or related travel activities for student organizations.
Student Travel to International Locations
Students representing UT Dallas through participation in a UT Dallas Education Abroad program, or for international events such as conferences, workshops, or sports competitions, are required to complete international travel procedures, including trip registration, and to receive institutional travel authorization prior to departure. Travel to high risk regions requires review and authorization through the UT Dallas International Oversight Committee (IOC). Students that have obtained institutional travel authorization are enrolled in the International Travel Insurance Plan. Enrollment in this insurance program is mandatory, regardless of any other insurance the students may have, including insurance possibly required by an affiliate study abroad program or a foreign government. Students traveling abroad for an approved Education Abroad program, must also complete the Education Abroad Application process prior to departure.
Detailed information regarding this policy, in accordance to Texas Education Code, Section 51.950, can be accessed at the UT Dallas Policy Navigator, policy.utdallas.edu/utdbp3023, and at www.utdallas.edu/administration/insurance/travel.