For Faculty and Staff
International Travel for Faculty and Staff
Business travel includes all non-student international travelers comprising any combination
of faculty, staff, guests, and volunteers on university business in support of a specific
program of instruction, research, site visit or public service, or more general programs
of professional development, international conferences or university operations. Business
travelers must obtain approval and authorization at the collegiate/departmental level.
However, this is your resource for guidelines and services necessary for a safe and
productive international travel experience.
Whenever a faculty or staff member is attending an international activity in which
USF students are also known to be participating, he/she becomes associated to the
students' international travel and are designated "Associate Travelers." As Associate
Travelers, they must create a proposal and register their travel. They must also meet
minimum training and certification requirements. You will find all of this information
The Global Risk Assessment Committee (GRAC) was created at USF to analyze risk and
security conditions of international travel. Proposed travel by students to countries or locations deemed High Risk by the U.S. Department of State or Centers for Disease Control must be reviewed and
approved by this committee. Please begin registering your travel at least 8 weeks before departure to allow the
GRAC time to review your travel.
Although passport and visa information may seem pretty straightforward, your destination country may have particular requirements that you need to be aware of before you finalize your plans. Navigate this section for useful guidance regarding where to find country-specific passport and visa information when traveling abroad.