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International Travel for Undergraduate Registered Student Organizations

To help plan a safer, healthier international travel experience, all Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) must complete must complete all pre-departure requirements outlined below.

Trip leaders

  • Schedule a meeting with your RSO Advisor to discuss possible trip plans or ideas at least a quarter in advance of your proposed departure.
  • Once a destination or project is under serious consideration, contact Andrea Mendoza in the Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) at least 6 weeks before planned departure.
  • If your travel is to a country on the Restricted Travel List, you must begin a Travel Permission Request as early as possible to secure trip approval. Travel to “unrestricted” countries require an RSO Risk Management Plan.
  • Complete additional responsibilities before, during and after the trip as outlined on the RSO Trip Leader Checklist.

All student travelers

  • Once the RSO Trip Leader has met with OGSS and registered the trip, all student travelers will be invited via email to complete trip requirements; do not register independently.
  • All RSO student travelers are required to complete the International Travel Registry at least 2 weeks before departure.
  • RSO student travelers are required to purchase Northwestern’s GeoBlue International Health Insurance and upload proof to the Travel Registry.

Student RSO in Peru