The City University of New York (CUNY) developed these guidelines as a resource guide to assist faculty and staff in the review and approval requirements and in the planning and preparing for health and safety issues that may arise in the context of students participating in domestic and international travel programs.  As best practices for the implementation and oversight of travel programs evolve, the offices that created the guidelines anticipate reviewing them on a regular basis and revising them as needed.  Please check for updated versions and contact us with any questions.  The Domestic and International Travel Guidelines were approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees on November 29, 2011.


Please visit the CISI website to obtain insurance for international trips.  Students and researchers traveling independently to pursue research or internship activities related to academic work at CUNY should contact the International Education Liaison on their campus to be provided with access to the CUNY Insurance rate.


For Domestic Travel questions, please email the Office of Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management at

For International Travel questions, please email Academic Affairs at