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University launches new, required process for international travel registry.

| Effective March 15, 2018 |


One of Washington University's top priorities is the health, safety, and security of our students, faculty, and staff. This priority takes on even greater importance when members of our community travel outside the United States.

To help ensure the safety and well being of our community members while traveling abroad, the University is initiating a new policy and system for registering international travel. Effective March 15, 2018 registration for University-related international travel will be required of all students and all benefits-eligible faculty, staff, residents, clinical fellows, and post-doctoral researchers traveling outside the United States for University purposes.

MyTrips and related support services will continue to be provided by our longtime partner, International SOS (ISOS), the world’s largest medical and travel security services firm. ISOS specializes in medical assistance, travel security advice and information, health care, and evacuation and repatriation services.

MyTrips will require travelers to create a one-time traveler profile and then register the details of each trip through the system. Travelers can learn more and set up their travel profile at

If travelers do not register their University-related international travel, reimbursement of expenses (travel advance/ travel report) could be delayed. Students may not receive course credit for their international travel. For the next few months, if you forget to create your profile and/or register your trip, there will be no impact on your expense reimbursement. This grace period will end for travel occurring after August 31, 2018.

The first 50 people to set up a profile will receive a travel pillow, eye mask and earplugs. The next 150 people to set up a profile will receive a WashU luggage tag.


Still have questions? Contact:

Pat Howard | Assistant Dean & Registrar | e: pat howard (at) wustl (dot) edu
Ashley Macrander | Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Affairs | e: ashley macrander (at) wustl (dot) edu