Independent activities abroad?

All SIS graduate students who intend to complete any academic work abroad, either for credit or non-credit bearing, that is not arranged through the SIS Office of International Programs (OIP) must register this activity with OIP and SIS Graduate Advising.

This includes:

  • Internships
  • Research projects
  • Conferences
  • Students traveling abroad for an SIS practica course during the fall and spring semesters
  • Any other independent academic activity abroad

For students participating in any of the above-mentioned activities abroad

In order to obtain approval for the desired activity, course registration, and to be covered by the mandatory international travel insurance, students must complete both the Graduate Global Program application and trip information form.  

  • Graduate Global Program (GGP) application. The term of your application is based on when you begin your travel. For example, if you start your application in the fall, but will go abroad in spring, you should select the spring application term. Activities that span multiple semesters only require one GGP application for the starting semester.
  • GGP Trip Information Form is required for all students. It includes details about your itinerary and should include a discussion with your advisor. If your activity is for-credit or non-credit but meeting a degree requirement, you must obtain their signatures.
Please Note: Students participating in an SIS practica course during the fall or spring semesters do not need to receive signatures from their faculty or academic advisor.

As part of registering for the Graduate Global Program and obtaining international travel insurance through ACE, the student will be charged to their student account based on the length of the overseas trip:

$6.50 per week* / $23.00 per month / $85.00 per semester
*any portion of a week (e.g. a four-day stay) will be charged as a whole week

The term of your application is based on when you begin your travel dates. For example, if your date of departure falls during the summer program application dates, you will submit your application for the summer term.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2017: April 30, 2017 

Summer 2017: August 28, 2017 

Fall 2017: December 31, 2017

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