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Furman Travel Registry

All Furman students have primary responsibility for their own safety when traveling internationally, whether or not their travel abroad is funded or sponsored by Furman or is accorded credit by Furman. Furman University strongly encourages its students traveling abroad for educational purposes or other purposes to plan well in advance and to take precautions to ensure safe travel. All travelers should familiarize themselves with political, health, crime, and other safety-related conditions prevailing in any country and specific locations within the country(ies) to be visited. Please review these conditions provided by the US Department of State as well as information provided by various other agencies and governments. Students should also be aware of Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for the country they plan to travel to.

All Furman sponsored international student travel has to be registered through the Furman Travel Registry. However, before you register, please check the US Department of State Travel Advisories list to see if your destination will require approval to travel by Furman.

The US Department of State classifies countries around the world on a four-point travel advisory scale:

  • Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
  • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
  • Level 3: Reconsider Travel
  • Level 4: Do Not Travel

In general, Furman University incorporates this State Department information into its official Travel Policy in this way:

  • Level 1: travel is allowed
  • Level 2: travel is allowed
  • Level 3: students and employees must petition Furman University for approval
  • Level 4: travel is not allowed under any circumstances

Student Travel Registration

I AM A FREEMAN FELLOW TRAVELING INTERNATIONALLY

All Furman sponsored international student travel must be registered with the Furman Travel Registry – REGISTER YOUR TRAVEL

Please have the following information ready when you register your travel:

  • The department or faculty contact who is sponsoring your travel
  • Travel dates and location(s)
  • Airline and accommodation information
  • Your contact information abroad (e.g. cell phone number abroad, hotel contact information)
  • Your emergency contact information for a parent or legal guardian
  • Passport information (including a scanned copy of your passport that you will upload)
I AM A FURMAN STUDENT TRAVELING INTERNATIONALLY FOR FURMAN SPONSORED INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TRAVEL (NOT STUDY AWAY)

All Furman sponsored international student travel must be registered with the Furman Travel Registry – REGISTER YOUR TRAVEL

Examples of Furman sponsored travel are:

  • An internship or research experience outside the U.S. (not part of a Furman faculty-led study away program)
  • A conference or performance outside of the United States

Please have the following information ready when you register your travel:

  • The department or faculty contact who is sponsoring your travel
  • Travel dates and location(s)
  • Airline and accommodation information
  • Your contact information abroad (e.g. cell phone number abroad, hotel contact information)
  • Your emergency contact information for a parent or legal guardian
  • Passport information (including a scanned copy of your passport that you will upload)
  • You will also be asked to sign and upload a consent form. The consent form must be signed by both you and a parent or legal guardian.
I AM TRAVELING ON A FACULTY-LED STUDY AWAY PROGRAM

If your program director has allowed independent travel while abroad, you must register your travel with the Rinker Center for Study Away in advance of your departure.

REGISTER YOUR TRAVEL

I AM TRAVELING WITH A GROUP OF STUDENTS AND A FACULTY/STAFF MEMBER (NOT STUDY AWAY)

If you will be traveling with a faculty/staff member and group of Furman students, contact your program leader for more information.

Faculty/Staff-Led Student Group Travel Registration

I AM A FACULTY OR STAFF MEMBER LEADING A STUDENT GROUP ABROAD (NOT STUDY AWAY)

If you are leading a student group abroad (athletics, band, choir, spring break programming, etc.) your students’ travel will need to be registered.

Please complete the Student Group Travel Registration Form to request a group travel registry be created. Please contact Cassie Klatka in the Center for Engaged Learning with any questions.