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Planning Travel Abroad for USC Students

USC tracks all student travel, except personal. Department designated Program Coordinators (faculty/staff) act as liaisons between programs and Strategic and Global Initiatives, the Student Health Insurance Office, and Campus Support & Intervention. All travel, including student-initiated travel abroad, are required to have a Program Coordinator. The University depends on Program Coordinators for their department’s data collection and crisis response.

The information and instructions provided here are for Program Coordinators planning or facilitating international trips to do so in a well-informed and safe manner, and to facilitate providing the required notice to the University about their travel for emergency purposes.

Program Approval

All international study abroad, exchange, internship, and short-term programs abroad (i.e. semester / academic year / maymester / summer / spring break programs) at USC, whether for credit or not, must be approved prior to advertisement and/or program launch.

The Off-Campus Studies Panel (OSP), a subcommittee of the University Committee on Curriculum (OCOC), reviews all for-credit, off campus and international programs.

Prior to Departure

Step 1: Obtain Student Signatures (prior to departure)
Each coordinator must ensure students participating in their program have signed forms listed below via the USC Student Travel Abroad portal.

Step 2: Distribute Travel Insurance (prior to departure)

  • The Student Health Insurance Office will provide electronic insurance packets for each student participating in the program and a large set of ISOS information cards to Coordinators. Coordinators are responsible for distributing the electronic insurance packets and ISOS information cards to each program participant.
  • Recommend that student travelers receive a consultation from the Travel Clinic offered at the Engemann Student Health Center or Eric Cohen Student Health Center. Please visit the clinics for additional information.

Step 3: Review Policies and Procedures (prior to departure)
Review the University’s general guideline for emergency response:

In the event of an emergency abroad, the first point of contact is International SOS, USC’s contracted health and safety emergency service provider for programs abroad:

USC Member ID: 11BSGC000010
215-354-5000 | 215-942-8226

Additional Resources

For questions about student travel abroad planning, roster data points or any concerns, please contact Christine Jamoralin.

For questions about health insurance, please contact Valerie Hill.

For questions about contracts and agreements with institutions abroad, please contact Kana Sugita.