International travel policy
Marian University welcomes and supports student, faculty, and staff initiatives to establish and participate in international educational programs and experiences.
- Many students, faculty, staff participate in international programming under the auspices of the university that may not be solely managed by the Study Abroad Program or Office of International Student Success and Global Engagement.
- Some programs involving international travel include an academic for-credit component while some do not. Others, such as research, service-learning, mission trips, internships, clinical experience, and independent international study opportunities may or may not confer academic credit, depending on the specific program.
- Regardless of the international program or activity you participate in, we consider all experiences abroad as valuable contributions toward meeting the university's mission and vision. International travel experiences contribute to the development of positive learning outcomes.
To mitigate unnecessary health, safety, and security risks, maximize campus resources, minimize institutional risk, and leverage the expertise of international experts, formalization of study-abroad program partners is imperative. Such collaborations constitute a formal relationship between Marian University and all third-party stakeholders.
To that end, Marian established an international travel policy in 2015 which speaks to matters of risk mitigation, student, faculty, and staff requirements before and during international travel in addition to duty-of-care information. A revised set of university international travel policies and guidelines is expected in early 2019.
Travel to certain foreign locations may be governed by export control laws. U.S. government regulations restrict some financial transactions and exchange with countries that are sanctioned.
In some cases, an export license may be required for items including software, technology or other information given to foreign persons.
A good example of this would is loaning someone a USB drive, laptop, or other digital device with stored information. The U.S. Department of State's website has information on what can be taken and what cannot be taken to certain countries along with notifications of countries under sanction or warnings for related criminal activity.
If it is determined that the country to which you will travel is under sanction, it is imperative that you contact the director of the Office of International Student Success and Global Engagement to determine how best to proceed.
For comprehensive information on the new leveled Travel Advisory System, visit this website: U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs: New Leveled Travel Advisory System.