Global Preparedness & Response

International Travel

SMU's mission is to create, expand and impart knowledge through teaching, research and service; shaping world changers who contribute to their communities and excel in their professions in a global society. SMU supports and encourages travel and collaborations on an international scale; in recognition that the development of a global perspective is essential to prepare world changers for the intermingling of cultures and diversity that will occur as our nation and planet become more interconnected. 

SMU International Travel Guidelines

Based on the Department of State August 6, 2020 decision to lift its level 4 Global Health Advisory, SMU-sponsored international travel is no longer suspended. Travel requests may be submitted, but are subject to location specific health and safety restrictions as dictated by the Department of State, CDC, and International SOS, before approval. To submit an international travel request for review by the Travel Oversight Committee (TOC), please complete this form.  With the health and safety of our university travelers as a top priority when examining a request, approval of travel is not guaranteed due to the ongoing global pandemic. For any questions related to the travel request form or international travel, contact Allison Russell

Need help with International Travel?

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