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SJU International Travel Policy and Interim Faculty Policy

In August 2013, Saint Joseph's University implemented two new policies affecting international travel - the SJU International Travel Policy and Interim Travel Policy for Faculty.  These policies were developed with extensive input from Academic Affairs, the Center for International Programs, the Office of Mission, Student Life, Financial Affairs, Athletics, the University's Risk Manager and General Counsel. Both policies were approved by the President's Cabinet.

The International Travel Policy requires, for the sake of safety, that all Saint Joseph's University undergraduate and graduate students, administration, staff who travel internationally and all faculty traveling with students seek approval for such travel through the Center for International Programs (CIP).   The Policy also prohibits travel to countries or regions under a travel restriction from the Department of State, the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control or the Department of Treasury without prior permission.  Please be sure to read the full version of the International Travel Policy, which includes instructions for filing an appeal, protocols for approval and additional information.

The Interim Faculty Travel Policy allows faculty traveling internationally to pursue research in a country or region not subject to the travel restrictions from the Department of State, the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control or the Department of Treasury to travel without CIP permission, but it does require all faculty traveling to register with the CIP. The Interim Policy indicates that if travel in support of faculty research is to a country or region with a Department of State Travel Warning or similar such restriction, the Dean, Provost and International Oversight Committee must be informed and final approval to travel to this country or region must be given by the Provost.  The Interim Policy has been reviewed by the Provost and Deans and approved on an interim basis because it will be submitted to governance review early this fall. 

**Please note that the SJU International Travel Policy does not apply to students, faculty, and staff traveling internationally for personal reasons or on non-university-sponsored trips.  If you are an international student or scholar and would like further information about your immigration requirements for travel outside of the United States and reentry to the U.S., please contact your International Student Advisor.**

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