In an effort to promote safe international travel, to ensure the most effective and efficient risk management procedures, and in accordance with Policy 0.1020 International Travel Registration and Policy 0.1130 Student International Travel Policy, all WKU students traveling abroad under the auspices of the university for non-credit University-supported/-related purposes are required to register their travel through this application approximately 60 days prior to departure.
From Policy 0.1020 and Policy 0.1130, University-supported/-related purposes applies to non-credit-bearing experiences that include travel under the auspices of the university through the use of funds, group affiliation (e.g. through "affiliated" or "associated" student organizations, service learning, or adventure travel), or for experiential learning experiences. These experiences include, but are not limited to athletic competitions, conferences, service-learning, research, internship, performances, practicum or capstone project, or experiential learning. These policies do not apply to international travel solely for personal purposes such as vacation or non-university work-related activity that has no affiliation with the university.
If your travel is for a credit-bearing experience, you must complete a study abroad application.
The WKU Student International Travel Policy states that students are prohibited from traveling to locations with a Level 4 "Do Not Travel" Travel Advisory by the U.S. Department of State (USDOS) and restricted from traveling to Level 3 "Reconsider Travel" locations. For Level 3 locations, an Appeal to Travel form must be submitted in addition to completing the travel registry. Appeals are due 60 days prior to departure.
As of 2/24/2022, an addendum has been approved for the WKU Student International Travel Policy to allow students to appeal to travel to locations with a USDOS Level 4 Travel Advisory if the Level 4 Advisory is for COVID-19 (i.e. "Do not travel to [Insert location] due to COVID-19," or "Do not travel to [insert location] due to COVID-19-related restrictions). Appeal to locations with a Level 4 Travel Advisory for any other reason will not be considered.
To register your travel, click the 'Register' button above and login with your NetID and password. Follow the instructions in the travel registry application.
To return to a travel registry application that you previously created, log-in HERE.
For assistance, contact Global Learning & International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.