To travel under a sanctioned university trip to a foreign country and to be reimbursed for related expenses, the traveler must receive approval from the President or the President's approved delegate (Divisional Cabinet Officer where applicable) before making the trip. This requirement also includes foreign guests coming to Texas State and Texas State is paying for the travel expenses.
U.S. Government Export Control
Texas State University must comply with all applicable U.S. government export control regulations. While most Texas State research and technology development is exempt from U.S. export control laws, these regulations may present complications to the conduct of research and academic activities. The International Travel Checklist requirement is used to ensure traveler compliance with these regulations and identifying when a license or license exception is needed before traveling internationally. More Export Control information can be found at http://www.txstate.edu/research/orc/export-control.html.
The Travel Office is excited to introduce the new travel assistance program, International SOS!
Wherever you go, Texas State University wants to help ensure your health and safety. If you are planning a university-sponsored trip outside of the United States, you have access to the International SOS program, which provides medical and security services. This service is a great benefit in the event you need help while traveling.
Before your trip, take advantage of International SOS' pre-trip planning services. Check on the latest travel and safety alerts, including health risks and other important news. Sign in to receive health alerts, security alerts, and more. Download the Assistance App, which provides health and security updates. Click on the below link to access Texas State’s membership number in order to log in.
During your trip, if you experience an issue while traveling abroad, call International SOS for assistance. This service can help you find a doctor or hospital, access prescription drugs, and more. In extreme instances, International SOS can even arrange to have you evacuated. Plus, you'll receive assistance with other issues, such as access to money, legal service referrals, and language and communications assistance.
For more information, visit www.internationalsos.com and enter your membership number. While in the US, you can reach International SOS at (215) 942-8226. If outside the US, see your International SOS membership card for the appropriate phone number.
Should you have any questions regarding foreign travel insurance, please contact the Travel Office at (512) 245-2775.
To view the MyTrips User Guide, Quick Training Reference, Pocket Reference Card (for international travel), FAQs for forwarding your travel itinerary to ISOS, or how to File a Claim, visit Travel Assistance & Foreign Travel Insurance. Please note, the ISOS processes can be used to receive alerts while traveling domestically. You will still contact 911 or your insurance provider if there is an emergency while traveling domestically.