Student International Travel Information

Steps for International Travel for Students

Prior authorization is required for all international travel:

  • Authorization for a UMB Student: A student's international travel must be approved by the UMB international program lead and by a person with fiscal authority for the funds used to pay for travel.
  • Authorization for travel to a high-risk destination: If traveling to a high- or extreme-risk destination, the travel must be cleared by the AVP of International Operations or their designee, as per Step 2 above.

Risk Rating: Please note Concur uses security risk ratings as provided by Riskline, an additional resource that provides information about the destination country. However, UMB will continue to use International SOS’s travel security risk ratings while assessing travel to high or extreme-risk travel security destinations. To check the ISOS risk rating, please consult the ISOS step-by-step guide 

Step 1: Take Personal Safety and Security training

We highly recommend you take International SOS's online safety and security courses. Information on how to access these trainings can be found here. We strongly recommend Introduction to Membership (16 minutes), Travel Risk Awareness (25 minutes) and Student Travel (25 minutes) for UMB student travelers. 

Step 2: Check if you are traveling to a high-risk destination

Are your destinations rated High or Extreme Travel Risk by International SOS? You'll need the answer in order to complete the form in Step 3. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to check using the UMB portal on the International SOS website.

Step 3: Sign the International Traveler Attestation Form

Complete and sign the Student version of the International Traveler Attestation Form with Risk Acknowledgement. Once signed, you will receive a completed form in your inbox to send to your traveler administrator. If you indicate a high-risk destination, your form will be routed to International Operations for approval.


Procedures differ depending on program type and source of funds. For example, the program may buy your ticket or reimburse you after you buy it. If UMB is buying, ask how to contact the relevant Travel Administrator.


Be sure to download the International SOS app for mobile-phone access to their services while traveling, and print a copy of the International SOS membership card to carry with you. Remember: any official trip booked outside of UMB's travel agency must be sent to or manually entered into International SOS's itinerary database. See also Travel Safety & Security and International SOS. 

Changes to your itinerary?

Go back to Step 2: Get prior approval if you are traveling to a high-risk destination.

Back home? Submit for reimbursement.

Once you return from your travels, promptly submit for reimbursement of your travel expenses.


Before departure, contact the Global Hub or check the International Safety & Security team’s availability to directly request a pre-departure security briefing. It is a great opportunity to ask questions about your destination country and learn more about how UMB can support your while traveling. 

Are you wondering what international opportunities exist?

Check out CGE's Global Health Opportunities and Travel Awards page for funding opportunities, including application opening dates and deadlines. The page includes opportunities for students in all UMB schools. Note that while some opportunities involve travel, others are virtual opportunities.

Be a Safe Traveler

To best prepare for your upcoming international trip, these are the steps you should take:  

  1. Consult the Travel Planning and Travel Planning and Safety and Security Abroad section of the Global Hub, where you can access a number of resources and checklists that will help you organize and prepare for your trip; 
  2. Contact the Global Hub with any questions or concerns at or by directly scheduling an appointment with the safety and security team.