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Graduate Student Travel Definition

The definition of Northwestern-sponsored graduate student international travel was developed by the Graduate Student International Travel Task Force in June 2018. 

Registered graduate student international travel is considered Northwestern-sponsored if it meets at least one of the following criteria: The travel is:

*Note that an international student’s short-term trip to one’s home country (while a temporary resident of the U.S.) for research or other academic purposes may be considered university-sponsored.

Northwestern graduate student international travel is NOT considered university sponsored if:

Review GeoBlue employee eligibility requirements to determine benefits and limits for other categories of travelers, such as McGaw medical residents, post-doctoral scholars, independent contractors, volunteers, adjuncts, emeritus employees and visiting international scholars, who travel abroad on temporary assignment for Northwestern.

If questions remain about whether or not a graduate student’s travel is considered university-sponsored contact For questions about GeoBlue employee eligibility, contact Liz Marshall in the Office of Risk Management.