Travel Without Students
The Education Abroad Office (EAO) staff is thrilled whenever UNL faculty and staff have the opportunity to teach, attend a conference, conduct research, visit colleagues, and pursue other types of international engagement. However, the EAO does not offer travel services to individual UNL faculty or staff members traveling without students. We are a small, student-centered office and we have committed our time and resources to helping students meet their education abroad goals.
We understand that there are many logistical hurdles to traveling and living abroad. Common concerns are related to visa applications and international insurance. We invite you to utilize the web resources we have designed for students, and to consider these recommendations:
- For visa application questions and processing, the EAO recommends that UNL faculty and staff work with a visa processing specialist or travel agent. In addition, your host in the country you plan to visit may be able to provide you with an official letter of invitation and other visa advice.
- On February 1, 2015, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln secured blanket international travel coverage for all faculty and staff who travel outside the country on UNL business with the correct visa. Faculty and staff no longer need to purchase this insurance individually. See details at the UNL Travel Services Medical Evacuation Coverage page.
Note: UNL students are not eligible for the faculty/staff policy, even if traveling for business purposes. All undergraduate and graduate students traveling in association with UNL must work with the Education Abroad Office to enroll in the HTH Worldwide Blanket Accident and Sickness Insurance policy. The only individuals eligible to enroll under the HTH policy are education abroad students and other approved participants.
Independent Study or Research Abroad
If you are advising or teaching undergraduate or graduate students who plan to engage in an independent study or research abroad, direct them to the Education Abroad Office. Per the Chancellor's Policy Memorandum 2013-10, "all international student travel sponsored by UNL (in name or through funding, coordination, and/or faculty/staff advising) must be registered with the UNL Education Abroad Office." The EAO will support your students as they prepare to go abroad and will enroll them in UNL's HTH Worldwide insurance policy. Registration will also help NU and UNL have an accurate count of students participating in all areas of international engagement.
Please check the U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings to make sure UNL students are permitted to travel to the host country.
Domestic Group Travel
The Education Abroad Office (EAO) administers programs outside of the United States. UNL offices, departments, and colleges are responsible for coordinating domestic student group travel. UNL Human Resources and UNL Travel Services offer the following guidance: