Last updated: August 25, 2020

Returning to International Travel

The International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC) has developed a plan for a limited return to university-sponsored international travel for faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students whose trips meet certain essential criteria and are approved through the University-Sponsored International Travel Petition for Exception process.

Read the Return to International Travel ITOC memo for details on international travel policies and processes from July 31, 2020, until at least December 31, 2020.

The International Travel Oversight Committee Executive Body will accept petitions beginning Friday, July 31.

International Graduate Students Conducting Research Outside the U.S.

In some circumstances, a School may determine an international WashU graduate student can pursue their academic training program while located outside of the U.S. If the student needs to conduct research as part of their training, certain details must be addressed to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Schools should follow the Guidance for International WashU Graduate Students Conducting Research Outside the U.S. when considering the student’s engagement in research, and work with the applicable offices as appropriate based on the activities.

University Guidance

See the University’s travel guidance and FAQs.