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Traveling Outside of the U.S.

International Students Traveling Outside of the U.S.

During breaks in the school year, many international students plan to return home to visit family or they go on vacation to another country.  If you are planning such travel, we would like to ask that you please take a few minutes to register with the Center for International Programs/ISS so that we may reach you in the event of an emergency. 

To register your non-academic travel, please follow these easy steps:
  1. Click on the "Register Now" button below.
  2. Log in using your SJU username and password (i.e., whatever you normally use to log in to The Nest).
  3. On the "Itinerary" page, use the calendar feature to select your arrival and departure dates.  Note that, in this case, "Arrival" is when you will be arriving in the other country and "Departure" is when you will be leaving that country to return to the U.S.
  4. Next, complete the "Location" section, select your destination city from the list provided.  If your destination city is not included in the list, enter it in the text box labeled "Find location" and click the "-Search-" button.  Once you find your location, click on it and it will be highlighted in blue.
  5. Click "Add to Itinerary."
  6. If you are traveling to multiple countries over a span of time, continue with this process until your itinerary is complete.  Once you are finished, click "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
That's it!  You will receive an automatic e-mail confirming that your travel registration has been received by the CIP.  If your itinerary changes at all, please contact us immediately at 


Travel Resources
The University strongly urges you to research your destination before planning personal travel (i.e., vacations) outside of the U.S.  It is especially important to consider any current health, safety or security issues that may impact your time abroad.  We recommend using the U.S. Department of State Country Specific Information and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Traveler's Health website when planning your international travel.

It is especially important to research whether or not the Department of State has issued a Travel Warning or the CDC has issued a Travel Notice for your destination.  Travel Warnings and Notices are issued when there is a risk of traveling to a specific country, and you should consider very carefully whether to visit that country at all. Examples of reasons for issuing a Department of State or CDC Travel Warning might include unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, frequent terrorist attacks, a disease outbreak or natural disaster. Travel Warnings remain in place until the situation changes; some have been in effect for years.